Melanie Martinez Responds To Critics: “You. Just. Don’t. Get. It.”

Melanie's Surreal 'Mad Hatter' Video
Melanie Martinez drops her 13th and final video from debut LP 'Cry Baby.'

Melanie Martinez dropped the 13th and final video from her platinum-selling debut LP over the weekend. “Mad Hatter” is the pop star’s most elaborate and fully realized visual to date, but some critics (who clearly hadn’t listened to the album or seen her other videos) took umbrage at the content. The 22-year-old responded via a lengthy Instagram post. “If you don’t like pop surrealism you probably won’t like me,” she begins. “If you can’t understand that visual art has a deeper meaning and you only look at it for face value you probably won’t get my work.”

“If you can’t understand that crybaby is a character, that the first record is representative of her childhood, and If you sexualize female pop artists on the daily you’ll say I ‘sexualize babies,'” she continues. “If you can’t understand why someone would bring up mental health, growing pains from childhood to adolescence, family issues, and other uncomfortable topics we never hear about in pop music, you will probably just throw my music and art away as something that ‘glamorizes mental health issues’ even though most of the people that resonate with my work deal with these things on a day to day and someone needs to be there for them.”

“So here I am. If you have issues with my music and art and judge it so harshly to the point of making up your own reason as to what my intentions where when making it, you should just stop watching it,” Melanie concludes. “Because quite frankly, you. Just. Don’t. Get. It.” Take that.

If you don't like pop surrealism you probably won't like me. If you can't understand that visual art has a deeper meaning and you only look at it for face value you probably won't get my work. If you can't understand that crybaby is a character, that the first record is representative of her childhood, and If you sexualize female pop artists on the daily you'll say I "sexualize babies." If you can't understand why someone would bring up mental health, growing pains from childhood to adolescence , family issues, and other uncomfortable topics we never hear about in pop music, you will probably just throw my music and art away as something that "glamorizes mental health issues" even though most of the people that resonate with my work Deal with these things on a day to day and someone needs to be there for them. So here I am. If you have issues with my music and art and judge it so harshly to the point of making up your own reason as to what my intentions where when making it, you should just stop watching it. Because quite frankly, you. Just. Don't. Get. It.

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