Annie Lennox Knocks Beyonce Down A Few Notches, Calls Her "Feminist Lite"
Despite Beyonce's glowing jumbotron declaring herself a feminist at the 2014 VMA's, Annie Lennox remains unconvinced.
Annie doesn't hold back the tea in an interview with Chris Azzopardi of Pride Source:
I would call that "feminist lite." L-I-T-E. I'm sorry. It's tokenistic to me. I mean, I think she's a phenomenal artist - I just love her performances - but I'd like to sit down (with her). I think I'd like to sit down with quite a few artists and talk to them. I'd like to listen to them; I'd like to hear what they truly think.
I see a lot of it as them taking the word hostage and using it to promote themselves, but I don't think they necessarily represent wholeheartedly the depths of feminism - no, I don't. I think for many it's very convenient and it looks great and it looks radical, but I have some issues with it. I have issues with it. Of course I do. I think it's a cheap shot. I think what they do with it is cheap and ... yeah. What can I tell you? Sex always sell. And there's nothing wrong with sex selling, but it depends on your audience. If they're 7-year-old kids, I have issues with it.
What do you think of Annie's comments about Beyonce, Instincters?