I know that GFOTY is supposed to be a joke thing. At least, I'm 70% sure.
what's better? Being thin and tanned or drinking alcohol?— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 1, 2015
The singer/blogger/interviewer/producer has been a member of some sort of London cool scene they tell me exists for a few years now. Part "underrated gem" part cringey un-PC joke machine, Polly Salmon's alter ego GFOTY (Girlfriend of the year) has taken things a touch too far in her latest endeavour.
Salmon worked with Noisey on an article detailing the producer's experience of not being invited to London Field Day. Originally, Noisey ran an unredacted version an iMessage exchange which referred to tribal artists Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté as "blacked up Bombay Bicycle Club".
So far GFOTY hasn't addressed the heat from the article but Noisey did mention that she sleeps until 1 PM most days so there's a chance she hasn't seen it.
Noisey has, however, redacted the original iMessage screen grab (featured above) with the following statement:
GFOTY is worse than the worst Kardashian (Rob) but sometimes she gets too much. Part of this conversation has been taken out because it’s fucking awful. It shouldn't have been published in its original version.Noisey
GFOTY has since issued an apology via twitter.
I was actually trying to make a joke about appropriation, but I fucked up and it wasn't funny. I’m sorry.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015
I know I push buttons, but I've gone too far this time. I was being really naive, and for that I take full responsibility.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015