English singer Will Young has revealed how he does not believe that American artist Rihanna is a very good role model for young women and admitted that he does not find her lyrics empowering. However, Will did admit that Rihanna could probably take a leaf out of Lady Gaga’s book. Young explained, “I don't think Rihanna is a massively great role model for women, her lyrics aren't empowering. She's a brilliant popstar and recording artist but her lyrics are not empowering - young girls have to listen to those lyrics. I saw Rihanna kissing a girl in one of her videos [S&M] and I thought, 'Who is this for? If you're going to do it just go the whole way like Madonna did and have sex on a bed'.”
He added, "Women in a patriarchal society should be empowering and owning their bodies; I don't think Rihanna is. I feel quite strongly about this." Will then went on to admit that there were other female pop stars that he felt were more empowering, such as Lady Gaga.
He continued, "Image-wise Lady GaGa is empowering. I'm more interested in women like Annie Lennox or Grace Jones, people who have challenged the female form, who have owned it and brought it forward." Will Young’s latest single Losing Myself is set to be released in the UK on March 19. ------------------------------------------
No one ever talks about role models for boys in the music industry.
I think this guy is just a gaga stan, because there have been videos that have had Gaga precarious positions. The lyric content is pretty similar between both artists, single wise. Ofcourse Rihanna had S&M, but so what? It's a pop song. Just like "Peacock" is. It's not meant to be taken seriously.
Post by EdgeOfAddiction on Mar 9, 2012 11:18:34 GMT -5
This annoying piece of ass won like the 1st season of UK's version of Idol. Kelly sang with him a couple times but was easily overshadowed. His flop ass is just jealous that he can't even make an impact on music even in his own country while the international superstar Rihanna has been churning out hit after hit that peaks at #1 like it's nothing. Stay pressed darling. You'll forever remain irrelevant.
It's up to you to decide if his opinion matters to you or not. While I don't agree with everything he said, I feel like he went about it in a mature and respectable manner. The same can't be said for Miranda Labert's anti-Chris Brown garbage, or the slanderous comments being made by the general public in regards to the whole situation.
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