Moby undskylder til Natalie Portman: »Det var virkelig ubetænksomt af mig«

Moby undskylder til Natalie Portman: »Det var virkelig ubetænksomt af mig«
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For et par dage siden afviste Natalie Portman rygtet om, at hun skulle have været i et forhold med Moby, da hun var kun 18 år gammel. Et rygte, som musikeren selv startede i sin anden selvbiografi ‘Then It Feel Apart’.

Nu har Moby udsendt en officiel undskyldning via sin Instagram: »Nu hvor der er gået lidt tid, har jeg indsendt, at mange af de kritikpunkter, der er blevet rejst mod mig efter min inklusion af Natalie i ‘Then It Feel Apart’, er gyldige. Jeg indser også, at det var virkelig ubetænksomt af mig ikke at lade hende vide, at hun var inkluderet i bogen, inden den blev udgivet. Og at det var lige så ubetænksomt af mig ikke at respektere hendes reaktion«.

Moby indrømmer også, at han skulle have ageret anderledes, da han mødte Portman, eftersom hun kun var 18 år gammel, da de angiveligt begyndte at date i 1999, og dermed 16 år yngre end ham selv.

»Jeg accepterer, at på grund af dynamikken i vores aldersforskel på henved 14 år, burde jeg have opført mig mere ansvarligt og respektfuldt, da Natalie og jeg først mødtes for snart 20 år siden«.

Mobys bemærkninger har ændret sig en del i ugens løb. Kort efter Portman kritiserede Moby og hans memoir, skrev sangeren på Instagram: »Jeg accepterer, at Natalie muligvis fortryder, at hun har datet mig (for at være ærlig, ville jeg nok også selv fortryde at have datet mig), men det ændrer ikke ved factsene omkring vores korte forhold«. Opslaget er nu slettet.

Læs Mobys undskyldning i hele sin længde herunder.

Læs også: Natalie Portman afviser »creepy« Mobys historie om, at de to har haft et forhold

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As some time has passed I've realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid. I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction. I have a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress. I tried to treat everyone I included in Then It Fell Apart with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released. So for that I apologize, to Natalie, as well as the other people I wrote about in Then It Fell Apart without telling them beforehand. Also I accept that given the dynamic of our almost 14 year age difference I absolutely should've acted more responsibly and respectfully when Natalie and I first met almost 20 years ago. Moby

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I certainly haven't enjoyed this last week, but it's reminded me of a couple of things. 1-our sense of self and well-being really shouldn't come from the opinions of strangers. personally I think I'd become too reliant on external validation, especially in the form of social media. trust me, that has ended.. and: 2-my problems are tiny and insignificant, especially in a world where over 100 billion animals are killed by and for humans every year, and where we're facing largely unprecedented environmental destruction and degradation. for a long time my primary goal has been to be a better, and more effective, activist. who knows, maybe the insanity of this last week will somehow help me to do that. it certainly does seem that for me(or any of us) to obsess over social media when the world is truly falling apart is an un-ethical waste of time. -moby p.s-a reminder; none of our concerns will matter if the climate keeps rising, the rainforest keeps disappearing, and species continue to go extinct. social media won't sustain us in a world that doesn't support human life.

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