Monday, September 29, 2014

Annie Lennox calls Beyonce a "Feminist Lite"

Wow! I've always respected and loved Annie Lennox since MTV days with her classic hits like "Sweet Dreams"...however, during that time the term feminist was nowhere on my radar, so I never knew the singer was one until now, as a mature woman that now embraces the power of being a woman, a black woman at that. Anywhoo, check out what Ms. Lennox had to share when she was asked about Ms. Knowles-Carter taking on the title of feminist in an interview with magazine PRIDESOURCE. (However, I do not recall Bey ever saying for sure that she is a Feminist) Seems King Bey just embraces female empowerment, she may not necessarily champion the full cause.

When asked about whether Beyonce is a Feminist?

"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."

On Beyonce's Brand & Image:

"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."

Is she telling the truth or Nah? Sound-Off Below!

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