Rihanna’s been getting a lot of heat lately, including chitter over her recent outfit worn in Barbados. This time Sporty Spice is the one whose spitting fire.
In an interview with British tabloid The Daily Mail, Mel C, formerly known as Sporty Spice of the nineties pop group Spice Girls, says that although Rihanna is a “brilliant artist”, her oversexualized image is sending out negative vibes to young females that may look up to her.
“People have to take some responsibility because we’ve got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far,” Mel C told the Mirror. “I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate.”
Mel C continued on, claiming that artists like Rihanna with such a young allegiance should be obligated to be mindful of their audience.
“Rihanna has responsibility and although culture’s always changing, it’s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It’s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them.”
“Rihanna’s free to do as she pleases, of course, but I think her take on the criticism she’s had is interesting.”
What could change her? Perhaps, Mel C thinks, if she had young girls of her own.
‘I love Rihanna, I think she’s a f****** brilliant artist, with great songs, a great record and she looks fantastic… but she’s not a mum. Maybe if she becomes one she’ll feel different. I hope so anyway.’