Annie Lennox slams 'sexually explicit' pop stars
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 3:31p.m.
Annie Lennox has criticised modern pop stars for using their sexuality to sell records, branding young singers "sad" for stripping off to promote their music.
The former Eurythmics frontwoman is convinced women in the music industry often flash the flesh in order to gain popularity, but Lennox hates seeing stars surrender their values in a bid to climb the charts.
She says, "Nowadays, women are so sexually explicit and they use this as a tool to get popular, and I find this very one-dimensional. Surely we have evolved further than that.
"I'm all for sexuality being free and liberal, but I feel so sad that's like a one-trick pony. It's a sad thing because people fought so hard to liberate us and to give us the vote and to give us equal opportunities, and it looks sometimes to me like we're really going backward."
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23/09/2012 11:43:10 a.m.
Cyril: "I agree womens liberation has actually made women more into sex objects fawning for favor than ever before but by there own choice". That's not what Annie Lennox said (or meant). How manipulative. Isn't it obvious that she was talking about the banality of it all: If that's all you've got to offer, isn't it a bit sad? And bloody boring for the rest of us? Lennox might have stipped off to a bra on stage once or twice - but she didn't fashion her whole career on her capacity to pull a 'come hither' face. I'm not a huge fan and have found her later music very disappointing, but some of the earlier stuff with Eurythmics was great. Which track is gonna stand the test of time, 'Here comes the rain again' or Rihanna's 'Umbrella'?
8/12/2010 12:08:20 a.m.
I agree womens liberation has actually made women more into sex objects fawning for favor than ever before but by there own choice.
7/12/2010 5:08:06 p.m.
Hang on I am sure I remember a concert where annie stripped off to her red bra and nickers.
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