When troubled singer Rihanna danced like a slut in the streets of her native Barbados last week, many people came to her defense, saying her naughty dancing was part of the tradition of the Kadooment Day festival on the tiny nation island.
Well, dancing like a trollop or a hussy may be customary for the other drunks in the street, but Rihanna is a worldwide superstar with legions of female fans -- many of whom are under 18.
Rihanna has a responsibility to her young fans, says singer Mel C, who criticized Rihanna for her inappropriate' overtly sexual behavior, her pot smoking and her drunken binges that are the talk of the industry.
The 37-year-old mother of 3, took to Twitter today and posted:
"For the record. I am a big fan of Rihanna, I am also a mother. People have to take some responsibility because we’ve got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far,’ the Mirror reported. I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate.
The Spice Girls singer used herself as an example of an artist who performs without over-sexualizing her stage routines.
"Rihanna has responsibility and although culture’s always changing, it’s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It’s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them. Rihanna’s free to do as she pleases, of course, but I think her take on the criticism she’s had is interesting." Source