There has been a lot of fuss made about the behaviour of former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus lately, especially following her raunchy music video for her single Wrecking Ball. Almost everybody has had an opinion on that video and Annie Lennox recently took to her Facebook account, to question why the stars of today feel the need to make their music videos almost pornographic.
Lennox wrote, "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. It seems obvious that certain record companies are peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment. It's depressing to see how these performers are so eager to push this new level of low."
She added, "Their assumption seems to be that misogyny – utilised and displayed through oneself – is totally fine, as long as you are the one creating it. As if it's all justified by how many millions of dollars and YouTube hits you get from behaving like pimp and prostitute at the same time. It's a glorified and monetised form of self harm."
While Annie Lennox does not actually mention anybody by name, it is surely safe to assume that the comment is having a slight pop at the Miley Cyrus music video for Wrecking Ball. Then there are all the raunchy videos that Rihanna has released over the years, not to mention the uncensored Robin Thicke music video for Blurred Lines.
Do you think Annie Lennox makes a good point?