Annie Lennox Clears Up Her Beyonce Feminism Comments
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:13:50
The great Annie Lennox chatted with Larry King for Larry King Now about her new album Nostalgia, talking about whether or not she will write original music again and why she prefers working in a studio than on a stage. Plus, Lennox addressed her infamous comments in which she referred to Beyoncé's brand of feminism as "lite."
Lennox said, "I adore Beyoncé. I think she is an incredibly powerful individual. But when it comes to feminism and the activism and the campaigning that so many women have done over the years—and you look at an individual like Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues and who is so dedicated to feminism—I think there's a contrast there. And I think just because you're very empowered and you're sexual on stage that does not necessarily delegate you into the place of being feminist. I think you need to do more."
So she thinks that Bey's efforts are not truly, truly feminist, which is a fine and fair opine to have. To each her own.
Lennox also addressed the generally oversexualized nature of the music biz, saying, "Sex will never go away fortunately, but maybe twerking will."
She has a point there…
Watch the Annie Lennox x Larry King chat below.
What's your take on Annie Lennox's take on Beyonce, feminism and more?