GET YOUR PARTY ON: This summer's coolest party and music gig website with all the hottest local entertainment news!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Will Young: Rihanna not a good role model

2012-03-09 20:11
 
Will Young Rihanna
London - Will Young doesn't think Rihanna is a good role model for women in music.

The former Pop Idol winner admitted although the Bajan singer - whose controversial video to hit track S&M was banned in 11 countries - is a "brilliant pop star", he doesn't think her lyrics her "empowering" for young girls.

He said: "I don't think Rihanna is a massively great role model for women, her lyrics aren't empowering.

Owning their bodies

"She's a brilliant pop star and recording artist but her lyrics are not empowering - young girls have to listen to those lyrics.

"Women in a patriarchal society should be empowering and owning their bodies; I don't think Rihanna is. I feel quite strongly about this."

However, Will praised the likes of Lady Gaga, Annie Lennox and Grace Jones for "challenging the female form" in music.

He added in an interview with OMG!: "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."

- BangShowBiz

Read more on:    rihanna  |  will young  |  sex  |  music
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

One Direction and Five Seconds of Summer will contest for the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) Worldwide Act award alongside eight other acts. Read More »

The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's hit song Blurred Lines ripped off the late Motown legend's work. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.