Will Young does not think Rihanna is “empowering”
Story filed by Brad O'Mance on March 8, 2012
Will Young has ‘spoken out’ about Rihanna’s sexually-explicit lyrics in an interview with OMG!, noting that as a feminist he does not find her rump-a-thon ‘S&M’ empowering for women.
“I don’t think Rihanna is a massively great role model for women, her lyrics aren’t empowering,” he explained. “She’s a brilliant pop star and recording artist but her lyrics are not empowering – young girls have to listen to those lyrics.”
The ‘Hopes & Fears’ hitmaker continued: “I saw Rihanna kissing a girl in one of her videos 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. I’m more interested in female pop stars that are empowering for women as a feminist myself.”
We imagine Olly Murs’ views are very similar.