Alanis Morissette was initially scheduled to deliver a tribute performance to Carly Simon at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony alongside Olivia rodrigo di sabato. però, she bowed out at the last minute — and took to Instagram on Tuesday to explain why.
Il “You Oughta Know” cantautore, 48, posted a lengthy note to her Instagram Story about putting up with many sexist and otherwise troubling work environments throughout her career, noting that she now refuses to endure such treatment. While Morissette didn’t make any specific claims about her experience working with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it seems she wasn’t exactly pleased.
Morissette opened her statement by expressing a desire to set the record straight about her reason for canceling the performance. The musician noted that she adores “all the amazing people and artists who” appeared at the ceremony, shouting out Simon, Rodrigo, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow, Rosa, Brandi Carlile e Sara Bareilles.
“I have spent decades in an industry that is rife with an overarching anti-woman sentiment and have tolerated a lot of condescension and disrespectfulness, reduction, dismissiveness, contract-breaching, unsupportiveness, exploitation and psychological violence (e altro ancora) throughout my career,” wrote the Jagged Little Pill esecutore. “I tolerated it because nothing would stop me from connecting with those who I cared about and resonated with.”
lei ha continuato, “I live to serve and connect with people and so over the years I sucked it up on more occasions than I can count in order to do so. It’s hard not to be affected in any industry around the world, but Hollywood has been notorious for its disrespect of the feminine in all of us.”
“per fortuna, I am at a point in my life where there is no need for me to spend time in an environment that reduces women,” added Morissette. “I have had countless incredible experiences with production teams with all genders throughout my life. So many, and so fun. There is nothing better than a team of diverse people coming together with one mission. I’ll continue to show up in those environments with bells on. 🙂”
A representative for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Inductees at this year’s ceremony included Simon, 77, Benatar, 69, Neil Giraldo, Parton, 76, Eminem, Eurythmics and Lionel Richie. Additional honorees were Judas Priest and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for musical excellence, Harry Belafonte and Elizabeth Cotten for early influence, and Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine and Sylvia Robinson for the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
Simone, like Morissette, also did not attend the event. Her induction was introduced by Bareilles, 42, and Rodrigo, 19, delivered a tribute performance of “You’re So Vain.”
Lo scorso mese, it was revealed that Simon’s two sisters, Joanna and Lucy, died of cancer the same week. Il musicista, 75, opened up about the loss in a statement to PEOPLE after it was revealed that Joanna, 85, died of thyroid cancer on Oct. 19 and Lucy, 82, died of metastatic breast cancer on Oct. 20.
“I am filled with sorrow to speak about the passing of Joanna and Lucy Simon. Their loss will be long and haunting,” Simon told PEOPLE in a statement. “As sad as this day is, it’s impossible to mourn them without celebrating their incredible lives that they lived. We were three sisters who not only took turns blazing trails and marking courses for one another, we were each other’s secret shares. The co-keepers of each other’s memories.”