Sean Lennon tried to prove mansplaining doesn't exist and it didn't go so well. During an ongoing Twitter beef with a musician named Elizabeth le Fey, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was accused of mansplaining. He then responded that the term is "sexist" to men, "because it has the word man in it."
He then further.... explained himself.
In case you're confused: this is a man mansplaining why mansplaining is not a thing. Got it?
Here's a brief rundown of the beef that led to this:
Elizabeth le Fey, who performs under the name Globelamp, posted on Instagram asking people to boycott the Desert Daze music festival because the band Foxygen would be performing. Le Fey used to be a member of the band and dated the lead singer, Sam France, who she alleges physically abused her.
Apparently Lennon is friends with the person running the festival, and last week, le Fey tweeted this:
Lennon tweeted this response, which he later deleted. Luckily, le Fey had screengrabbed it and posted it on Instagram:
This culminated into a heated back-and-forth between the two of them via Instagram and Twitter. Lennon even tweeted screenshots of DMs between him and le Fey, like this one that he sent.
It's pretty icky and wreaks of victim-blaming, including lines like "I believe in the concept of innocent til proven guilty" referencing "the Kesha stuff."
We would explain to Sean Lennon why he's straight up wrong. But we don't have to because someone already did. Thank you Angela Lashbrook. You're doing the lord's work.
Yes, mansplaining is sexist, Sean. Stop doing it.