Annie Lennox ‘disturbed and dismayed’ by ‘overtly sexualised’ pop performances

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Singer Annie Lennox has criticised a “recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos”, and accused record companies of “peddling highly styled pornography with musical accompaniment”.

Annie Lennox 'disturbed and dismayed' by 'overtly sexualised' pop performances

Rihanna and Miley Cyrus performing. Photo: REX FEATURES

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1:58PM BST 06 Oct 2013

The former Eurythmics singer’s attack comes as the row into the role of women in pop grows following a series of risque performances by stars such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.

“I have to say that I’m disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualised performances and videos,” Lennox wrote on her Facebook page.

“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.”