Well meaning promotion of conjoined twins creates even more controversy for controversial Amanda F’ing Palmer
By Kerry Skemp, Bostonist – If you live your life grounded on the rock of reality rather than constantly swimming in the waves of the internet, you might have missed the Evelyn Evelyn controversy that’s been drowning Amanda Palmer of late.
The Lexington-raised musician, who gained fame as part of the Dresden Dolls and has been conducting symphonies, making high school musicals, and redefining red carpet etiquette ever since, is getting heat from feminists and disability rights advocates about her latest side project, Evelyn Evelyn.
Evelyn Evelyn is a “musical duo” made up of conjoined twins Eva and Lyn Neville, who prefer to go by Evelyn. Their full backstory can be read on Palmer’s blog, but the short version is that the twins had a troubled past that involved both circus exploitation and sexual abuse. Continue reading