Mitski/Twitter

Singer Mitski drops a truth bomb about good skin on Twitter

Of course, some people took issue with it.

 

Nayomi Reghay

IRL

Published Sep 11, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:45 am CDT

On Monday, singer Mitski answered that timeless Twitter request: “Leak your skincare routine!”

So what’s her secret? Mitski says there’s no miracle cream, it’s just access to good healthcare.

https://twitter.com/mitskileaks/status/1039148733366247424

She also followed up to let fans know that even though she mentioned insurance, she won’t be dishing any dirt about her health.

https://twitter.com/mitskileaks/status/1039148993538916355

Most fans expressed admiration for Mitski’s directness and honesty.

And many appreciated the nod to the value of affordable healthcare.

https://twitter.com/arabellesicardi/status/1039355290959925249

https://twitter.com/niacinamides/status/1039175140184084483

But a few were perplexed, equating having healthcare with having money, and thus believing her advice was to be rich.

https://twitter.com/jon_piszczek/status/1039202522265776128

Some even twisted Mitski’s original tweet into an insensitive statement.

https://twitter.com/floozytart/status/1039386892163342336

The singer followed up on her original tweets to clarify her point, saying, “The real issue is that everyone should have access to healthcare & b able to take off of work to care for their wellbeing and that’s not the case.”

https://twitter.com/mitskileaks/status/1039254976915275776

She also expressed frustration that her words had been misconstrued.

https://twitter.com/mitskileaks/status/1039295416859275264

“Apparently this is being read as ‘LOL I have MONEY for BEAUTY now,'” she wrote. “No – I’m talking abt how I as a working musician couldn’t afford healthcare/to take any time off to get well till now, +how being unable to go to a doctor is seen as a ‘choice’/ a matter of buying the right product.”

Eventually, Mitski threw her hands up and called the whole conversation a mistake.

https://twitter.com/mitskileaks/status/1039295677786976256

Her fans begged to differ.

With “low-cost” healthcare premiums reaching north of $500 a month in cities like New York and Philadelphia, it’s no surprise fans were relieved to hear her tell the truth.

Thanks for telling it like it is, Mitski. Your self-love and self-care Twitter truths are the soothing balm we all need right now.

Share this article
*First Published: Sep 11, 2018, 5:16 pm CDT