‘Twerking Is Not Feminism’ Annie Lennox Takes Another Swipe At Beyonce
A month after referring to Beyonce Knowles as “feminist lite,” Annie Lennox has taken another swipe at the star, this time, for her dance moves.
In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Wednesday, the former Eurythmics singer was asked to clarify what she meant by her previous comments, so announced, “twerking is not feminism.”
And the 59-year-old certainly didn’t mince her words, saying, “I was being asked about Beyoncé in the context of feminism, and I was thinking at the time about very impactful feminists that have dedicated their lives to the movement of liberating women and supporting women at the grass roots. And I was saying, ‘well that’s one end of the spectrum, and then you have the other end of the spectrum.'”
Annie has made another dig at Beyonce (FameFlynet)
But it isn’t just Beyonce the star has a problem with, it’s all female performers who have helped spread the twerking craze.
“The reason why I’ve commented is because I think that this overt sexuality thrust—literally—at particular audiences, when very often performers have a very, very young audience, like 7 years old,” she explained.
“I find it disturbing and I think its exploitative. It’s troubling. I’m coming from a perspective of a woman that’s had children. Listen, twerking is not feminism. Thats what I’m referring to. It’s not—it’s not liberating, it’s not empowering. It’s a sexual thing that you’re doing on a stage; it doesn’t empower you. That’s my feeling about it.”
Ouch! We wonder what she’d say if she caught a glimpse of Nicki Minaj’s latest vid, Anaconda!