Ex-Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox agrees with Sinead O'Connor on how the music industry is using overtly sexualised performances to sell records and concerts. Lennox posted on her Facebook page that the said industry peddles "highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment."
Lennox' statement comes after O'Connor's argument with Miley Cyrus, who was accused by O'Connor of allowing herself to be "prostituted."
Without naming names, Lennox also accused some stars of misogyny.
She also lamented how young girls were being bombarded with "sexualised imagery" in an attempt by recording companies to make millions of money.
"I have to say that I'm disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos. You know the ones I'm talking about." said Lennox.
"As long as there's booty to make money out of, it will be bought and sold."
"As if it's all justified by how many millions of dollars and U tube hits you get from behaving like pimp and prostitute at the same time. It's a glorified and monetized form of self harm."
Her comments were reportedly brought about by the series of risque performances by stars such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
Former child star Miley Cyrus has been making headlines lately because of her controversial music video, "Wrecking Ball," which shows her swinging naked on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer provocatively.
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Rihanna was also criticized for her "Pour It Up" music video which shows her singing in a jewel encrusted bikini while gyrating on a chair.
"I tried to be carefully measured with my comments on yesterday's blog, realising that the subject clearly courts controversy and divisiveness."
"On reflection I will say that sexuality is an inherent and profound part of life." said Lennox.
"There is absolutely nothing "wrong" about our sexuality or sensuality per se - But if a performing artist has an audience of impressionable young fans and they want to present a soft porn video or highly sexualised live performance, then it needs to qualify as such and be X rated for adults only."
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