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Singer Annie Lennox has joined Sinead O’Connor in criticism of the highly sexual music videos put out by performers like Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears and Rihanna

The Eurythmics front-woman posted an open letter on Facebook that blasts the music industry more than the performers themselves. She just questions why some young artists think this is a good idea.

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The singer responsible for ’80s hits “Sweet Dreams,” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and more posted her message as a caption to a Facebook photo. That photo shows an empty stage with lonely microphones standing in front of a curtain. Beneath it was the following message:

“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.”

Is Lennox right, or should other musicians stop berating the new videos and their creators?

Posted by:Laurel Brown