Annie Lennox Slams 'Soft Porn Video' of Miley Cyrus?

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Miley Cyrus released her fourth album "Bangerz" today with a tidal wave of publicity for her raunchy antics at the VMAs, her nearly-nude video "Wrecking Ball" and some quasi-pornographic pictures taken by Terry Richardson.

Singer Annie Lennox could hardly be considered a prude. So it caught many by surprise when she recently weighed in on the Cyrus controversy, noted The Guardian.

While she didn't mention Cyrus by name, it was pretty obvious who she was writing about on Facebook on Oct. 5:

I have to say that I’m disturbed and dismayed by the recent spate of overtly sexualized performances and videos. 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 sexualized imagery wasn’t already bombarding impressionable young girls enough… It’s a glorified and monetized form of self harm.

After that posting went viral, the former singer of the Eurythmics then clarified her comments, using Facebook, on Oct. 6:

On reflection I will say that sexuality is an inherent and profound part of life. There is absolutely nothing ‘wrong’ about our sexuality or sensuality per se – But if a performing artist has an audience of impressionable young fans and they want to present a soft porn video or highly sexualized live performance, then it needs to qualify as such and be X rated for adults only.

Lennox then appeared on BBC Radio 5 on Monday to explain her second Facebook post.

“I don’t think there’s one parent of young boys and girls in this country that would honestly, comfortably say that they were fine with seeing their kids exposed to that kind of thing,” said Lennox.

“There isn’t a boundary for it. There are so many millions of hits on YouTube. With this barrage, how do you stop your kids being exposed to it? It’s so powerful. I’m sure I talk for millions of parents… it’s into the realm of porn. You don’t want to see your 7-year-old girls twerking all over the place. That’s not right. It’s not age-appropriate.”

Sources: The Guardian, Facebook, BBC Radio 5

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