Charlotte Church Thrashes Miley Cyrus, Rihanna for Presenting Themselves as Sexual Objects
Credit: Facebook /Charlotte Church After a series of open letters by Sinead O’Connor to Miley Cyrus, it is time for Singer Charlotte Church to publicly bash not only the “Wrecking Ball” singer but also Rihanna. In a keynote speech, Church revealed that she was pressurised in her 19s and 20s by the industry to wear provocative clothes in order to gain fame and increase album sales. She put across strong comments during BBC 6 Music’s annual John Peel Lecture. And the thrashing comes as an attack on the prevailing sexism in the music industry because of artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Church believes that it “is a male dominated industry with a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality” and increasingly wants “sex objects that appear child-like.” She blamed the record companies for encouraging young artists to present themselves as sexual objects, unrealistic and cartoonish, thereby making female sexuality a mere award to win. “The irony behind this is that the women generally filling these roles are very young, often previous child stars or Disney tweens, who are simply interested in getting along in an industry glamorised to be the most desirable career for young women,” Church said She addressed Rihanna’s racy music video, “Pour It Up,” in which she is a stripper. “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 Rihanna’s other provocative hits, will make her male writers, producers and record label guys a ton of money.” Church said. She also remarked that BBC Radio must take the responsibility for the artists the channel promotes. Church said that there must be an age-rating system for music videos. She concluded by stating that sexualisation of females in the industry has become more of a norm.
Thai tourist officials were left red-faced after Rihanna’s tweets last month drew worldwide attention to the kingdom’s seedier side. “Either I was phuck wasted lastnight, or I saw a Thai woman pull a live bird,2 turtles,razors,shoot darts and ping pong, all out of her pu$$y,” she wrote in a message in September to her more than 32 million followers on Twitter. “The birds feathers were all damp! Lol. Only in #Thailand,” she added. “And THEN she tried to turn water into coke in her $!! Uhh yea, all I’m saying is water went in and soda came out! I’m traumatized!!!” It is the second time the pop diva has unwittingly helped to clean up Phuket, one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations. Last month two men were arrested for possessing a protected slow loris after Rihanna posted a picture of herself with the primate on a night out during the same visit to the island. The image — captioned “Look who was talkin dirty to me!” (http://instagram.com/p/efvnHRBM3B/) — generated outrage from wildlife activists about rampant exploitation of animals in Thai tourist areas. Use of the slow loris and other protected species for tourist snaps — while common in Thai tourist resorts — is officially illegal. According to wildlife protection campaigners, mother lorises are often killed while the young are stolen. The primates’ teeth are also removed due to their toxic bite. Thailand’s sun-drenched beaches and libidinous nightlife have long been a magnet for tourists from around the world. But following a flurry of complaints, foreign diplomats have called for a crackdown on scams and crimes against tourists in Phuket.
Rihanna takes it easy before CT show
One image shows the star just before a shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Rihanna shared the images with her followers while spending the day with her mother and a few relatives during some down time between shows. The stage is set for the Barbadian songstress to perform at the Cape Town Stadium. It is not her first South African performance having opened for hip-hop artist Jay-Z in 2006. The managing director of Big Concerts, Justin van Wyk, said the concert was all systems go. Yes the stage is set and its a very big stage, can I add, he said. Rihanna at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Picture: Instagram Instagram Organisers have warned that cool weather was expected with a slight chance of rain in the evening. Unfortunately, they cant bring umbrellas, but we will encourage people to come prepared for cooler weather, Van Wyk said. Fans have been encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion. Rihanna has won six Grammy Awards and sold more than 41 million records and more than 150 million digital tracks.