Chrissie Hynde: Pop stars 'selling sex' should not say they're 'feminist'
Pop stars can often make headlines for their outfits — and the Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde says these musicians should stop calling themselves feminists for that very reason.
“To me, it’s pornographic,” Hynde told Good Morning America. “I’m not trying to criticize other women, I’m just saying if you’re selling [music] through sex, then don’t say you’re a feminist on behalf of music. Because I think little girls get very confused by that.”
Hynde’s thoughts on feminism previously made headlines last month when she told the Sunday Times about getting sexually assaulted by a group of motorcyclists when she was in her twenties. In the interview, she said she took “full responsibility” for the assault and was then criticized for victim blaming.
“You can’t f–k about with people, especially people who wear ‘I Heart Rape’ and ‘On Your Knees’ badges,” she said in the Times interview. “Those motorcycle gangs, that’s what they do.” She later responded to the ensuing backlash by telling the Washington Post, “If you don’t want my opinion, don’t ask me for it.”
Watch her interview on Good Morning America below.
WANT MORE EW? Subscribe now to keep up with the latest in movies, television, and music.