The music industry has a "culture of demeaning women" that forces stars to sell themselves as sex objects, according to singer Charlotte Church. Church said she was "pressurised" into wearing revealing outfits in videos by male executives when she was 19 or Now 27, the star said young female artists were routinely "coerced into sexually demonstrative behaviour in order to hold on to their careers". Her stinging attack on sexism in the music industry comes amid a heated debate over the sexual imagery used by pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
Charlotte Church video: She wasn't having sex at the polo, but having a tinkle
Charlotte Church: I was having a wee, not sex in embarrassing snaps - CelebsNow
It looked like The Vice sorry, Voice Of An Angel had been enjoying a little hanky panky with boyfriend Jonathan Powell when she was filmed ducking behind a lorry with him during a party. But Welsh warbler Charl, 25, has a perfectly reasonable explanation for the mishap. And boy, he must really love her because she must have been weeing on his knees. Subscriptions Sign Out. By Mirror. Charlotte Church Pic:Getty Images.
Charlotte Church insists she was not having sex while caught in a compromising position at a charity polo event last week. The new redhead is adamant she simply had an innocent toilet trip, but admits the circumstances in which she did so are humiliating. The former Over The Rainbow judge confessed it was an 'embarrassing moment' as the sensational footage showed her running around with her underwear pulled down as her boyfriend tried to keep her from falling over. The mum-of-two was filmed with her knickers around her ankles, sparking rumours she had just done the deed with Jonathan Powell.
Charlotte Church has hit out at the oversexualisation of young female pop stars, criticising the "online pissing contest" between Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor and Rihanna's penchant for appearing scantily clad in raunchy music videos. The year-old singer said that she had firsthand experience of the manipulation that comes from being thrust into the limelight as a child star by a "male-dominated music industry with a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality". Addressing a full auditorium at the Radio Academy radio festival, Church said: "To my mind, what this industry seems to want of its women increasingly is sex objects that appear childlike.