Annie Lennox Thinks Madonna Posed Topless For Attention & Once Again Her Views of What Makes a Feminist Have Us Scratching Our Heads
A few months ago, Annie Lennox made it clear that she's not a fan of "lite feminists" who twerk, after declaring Beyoncé's sexy choreography automatically cancels out the singer's right to label herself as someone who supports gender equality. Now, it's safe to say that Lennox won't be endorsing the #FreetheNipple campaign anytime soon. During an appearance on ITV's Loose Women, the former Eurythmics singer wondered why Madonna posed topless in a recent shoot for Interview magazine. Um, because it's Madonna?
In response to Madge's shirtless shoot, the 59-year-old singer said, "I did get things off occasionally but not to that extent. I don't think it's down to me (to judge Madonna)..." Lennox also added, "I think already the verdict is probably out, would you not agree on that one? I think the question is, “What is Madonna telling us? Anybody know?" When panelist Janet Street-Porter suggested that the act was simply a matter of the Material Girl seeking attention, Lennox agreed.
Lennox has really been on a roll lately with criticizing other female performers, but this just might be her lamest complaint yet. This entire discussion is totally confusing because overt sexuality has been an integral part of Madonna's image since the inception of her career, so why is Lennox is so appalled by it?
Just like everyone else, Lennox has a right to freely express her opinions, no matter how controversial or unpopular they are. She clearly has no issue being number one on the Beygency's most wanted list, so more power to her for letting us all know how she really feels, even as her views on feminism become increasingly narrow. Unfortunately, her calling out Madonna's decision to publicly embrace and express her sexuality without apology is yet another example of blatant contradiction coming from someone who supposedly identifies as a feminist.