Eurythmics star write open letter on Facebook
Michael Baggs

09:56 7th October 2013

Annie Lennox has hit out at sexual antics by young female stars, criticising the likes of Britney Spears, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus in a Facebook post.

In yet another open letter, Lennox took to Facebook to share her opinions on the pop music sex row, following recent public messages from the likes of Sinead O'Connor and Amanda Palmer on the subject.

Writing underneath a photo she posted of an empty stage and a vacant microphone, 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. As if the tidal wave of sexualised imagery wasn't already bombarding impressionable young girls enough.

"I believe in freedom of speech and expression, but the market forces don't give a toss about the notion of boundaries. As long as there's booty to make money out of, it will be bought and sold. It's depressing to see how these performers are so eager to push this new level of low.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 U tube hits you get from behaving like pimp and prostitute at the same time."It's a glorified and monetized form of self harm."

Click here to see Lennox's original message on Facebook

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