In the States we all remember Charlotte Church as the cherub faced girl with the voice of an angel. Where her popularity might have fallen off in the US, she has enjoyed a very successful career in the UK including recording and hosting her own variety show. Recently she spoke out on Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and many other young ladies who she feels have become victims of the music industry!
“What this industry seems to want of its women increasingly is sex objects that appear childlike. Take your clothes off, show you’re an adult … There was a big clamor to cover my breasts as they wanted to keep me as young as possible. Then it became, ‘You should definitely get them out, they look great’ … Whilst I can’t defer all the blame away from myself, I was barely out of my teenage years, and the consequence of this portrayal of me is that now I am frequently abused on social media. Now I find it difficult to promote my music where it would be best suited.” –
While talking about RiRi’s Pour It Up, she said:
“You only have to look at the online response to see that it is only a matter of time until the public turns on an artist for pushing it too far. But the single, like all [of] Rihanna’s other provocative hits, will make her male writers, producers and record label guys a ton of money.”