Charlotte Church Sounds Off on Miley Cyrus, Sinead O'Connor, Rihanna and More
Charlotte Church, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna
According to the UK Guardian, 27 year old Charlotte Church has sounded off at the Radio Academy Festival this week, sharing her opinions on the latest round of controversial photos, videos and comments by Miley Cyrus, Sinead O'Connor, Rihanna and more...
She notes: "There was a big clamour 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.'"
Addressing a full auditorium at the Radio Academy radio festival, Church said: "To my mind, 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."
She said that the highly publicised online spat between Connor and Cyrus - the Hannah Montana star who has gone for an image overhaul with raunchy videos such as Wrecking Ball and a very sexual "twerking" incident at MTV's Video Music Awards - has not helped break the gender stereotype in the industry.
"If women are to become free agents of their gender's destiny in a music world that is reliant upon shouting loudest over the clamour, it stands to reason that online pissing contests only serve to detract from strong messages put forward by such artists as Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu."
The star went on to pass blame to more than just the pop star themselves, saying that: