Chrissy Hynde spoke out last week saying it was her own fault for being sexually assaulted at the age of 21.
Now Hynde has made more controversial comments, stating that modern pop music is overly sexualized these days. It appears pretty obvious to us that she is referencing Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
The former Pretenders lead singer even called them “sex workers” for selling music by “bumping and grinding” in their underwear.
The 64-year-old also accused them of doing ‘a great deal of damage’ to women with their risque performances.
Hynde launched the scathing attack during her interview on BBC’s Woman’s Hour.
Chrissie believes the singers are sending the wrong message about how people should view sex.
The singer said, “I don’t think sexual assault is a gender issue as such, I think it’s very much it’s all around us now.
“It’s provoked by this pornography culture, it’s provoked by pop stars who call themselves feminists. Maybe they’re feminists on behalf of prostitutes – but they are no feminists on behalf of music, if they are selling their music by bumping and grinding and wearing their underwear in videos. That’s a kind of feminism – but, you know, you’re a sex worker is what you are”.
But she refuses to back down. She explained, “If you are in a park and someone drags you in a bush and rapes you, clearly… you are a victim. If you’re provoking someone… you know you need to be very careful who you are provoking.
“I was only talking about my own situation, saying I was being a bit reckless to be there, but I was too off my head to take responsibility.”
The singer now regrets her hard partying ways and how they damaged her relationship with her parents.
She has given up drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes and now embraces a clean-living lifestyle.
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