Lily Mercer speaks out on Terry Richardson


Lily Mercer recently posted an article on her blog discussing why she’s so against Terry Richardson, why GQ messed up and why Beyonce made the mistake by not speaking out when snapped by him.

I love Lily’s work and must admit that it was great to see her speak her mind on this matter (Seeing as her blog is based on HipHop music).

My thoughts? Well I totally agree with Lily that issues like her signing a deal with Pepsi is NOTHING compared to her working with Richardson. One thing I don’t understand is how and why do people like this get away¬†with it? (The fashion industry is very messed up) Pretty sad that SERIOUS issues aren’t discussed or made into a big deal in the media, surely if he’s been accused so much there’s some sort of truth to it? Furthermore, Rihanna posted a picture of her with him TODAY on Instagram. Although we all know she isn’t exactly role model material.

So do we blame the media for not focusing on the serious issues? Or just Terry Richardson credit where it’s due for his work? Personally, I think it’s about time the press concentrates on beating these issues.


We have started discussing “interviews” in the journalism unit with Anna which is something I’m really looking forward to learning more about. One of the basic things Anna started of the lesson with was talking about different types of interviews; Face to face, emails, Social Media, Questions and Answers and so on.

Interviews can make people feel different depending on what kind it is, for example making people feel uncomfortable or under pressure. This reminded me of the interview Rihanna done with Oprah where she previously agreed on talking about her Ex boyfriend Chris Brown attacking her. The interview was filmed in her Barbados home and when asked about Chris Brown she got teary and the interview turned very emotional. Oprah turned that interview round by finishing it off with positive things about her Rihanna’s future which in my opinion was a great ending.

You can see the interview here.