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Steel Panther criticised for sexist ‘Pussy Melter’ guitar effect
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The effect has faced a huge backlash.

Steel Panther have been widely criticised after the hair metal group teamed up with an audio company to create a “sexist” guitar effect.

The Los Angeles group’s guitarist Satchel has joined forces with audio company TC Electronic to create the crudely named “Pussy Melter”, a preset guitar pedal effect.

A description on the company’s site states: “When we met up with Steel Panther’s oh-so-humble guitarist, he had only one condition: that the tone be as wet as the ladies on the front row.”

But the effect has been met with a huge backlash from critics who have labelled it “sexist”.

What f*cking year is this ??? Pls sign my friends petition to EDIT/REMOVE @tcelectronic disgusting write up for their “pussy melter” guitar effect pedal. As a female guitarist and just a female in general this makes me super disappointed ! https://t.co/LK2YZJt70d pic.twitter.com/EILfX9lQhh

— Braids (@braidsmusic) July 9, 2018

US guitarist Jessica Fennelly has established a petition to remove the product from TC Electronic, branding the description “offensive” and “obviously sexist.”

Sharing a petition link on Twitter, Bruids wrote: “What f*cking year is this ??? Pls sign my friends petition to EDIT/REMOVE @tcelectronic disgusting write up for their “pussy melter” guitar effect pedal. As a female guitarist and just a female in general this makes me super disappointed!”

The campaign also received support from Japanese Breakfast, who replied: “This is fucking disgusting.”

Both Steel Panther and TC Electronic are yet to respond to the controversy.

10/07/2018 15:58:03
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