A heated debate broke out this morning on the Facebook event page for Ladyfest, the "not-for-profit event highlighting the music of feminist and women (cis-women, trans, intersex, genderqueer and all supporters) artists," over funds from the festival going to the Baltimore Community Foundation's Fund For Rebuilding Baltimore.
Some commenters pointed out that this conversation should have happened months ago, when organizers were planning who should play the show and which organizations should benefit. To which Brandon responded: "I just got asked to play and now I'm not. You're literally upset at me for pointing out something none of the organizers bothered to consider."
Still, many of those who weighed in to support giving money to Fund For Rebuilding Baltimore understood the problematic association with Baltimore Community Foundation.
Those who supported Brandon said they hoped Ladyfest would give money to a different beneficiary. One commenter wrote: "I have been in the shoes of an organizer getting heat from marginalized groups for something at the last minute, and I get that it feels unfair. But at the same time, there are still possible solutions at this point."