Leona Lewis slams female artists for acts 'verging on porn'

ANI
ANI3 December 2012

London, December 3 (ANI): Leona Lewis says female pop stars who make sexually provocative videos need to "have some self respect".

The former X Factor winner says such artists damage young girls with performances that "verge on porn".

Lewis criticized fellow artists who allow themselves to be "sexually objectified" in raunchy videos and stage shows.

"The great thing about The X Factor is that it's about voice and personality, but outside that in this industry - for female artists - it's about looks," the Telegraph quoted her as saying..

"It can be fine to embrace your femininity and your sexiness but sometimes with some girl performers it goes over the line and verges on porn and that's when I think, 'What are you doing? That's gross. Have some self-respect," Lewis said.

"I would like to be a positive force for young girls," the 27-year-old singer said.

"I'm not an angel - I mean, I have read and enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey - but when I'm making videos 100 per cent of what influences me is, 'Would I be comfortable with my six-year-old goddaughter watching this?'

"Because I have seen her doing inappropriate raunchy dances from other videos she has seen and I'm like, 'No, don't do that'," she added. (ANI)

Last chance in Loudoun!

Virginia Manor’s final phase offers expansive homesites on a quiet street backed by mature hardwoods. From the $630s.

Built For Your Busy Life

All our programs are 100% online pick your program and design your course schedule around your life.

Need renters insurance? Get your quote here.

Amica Insurance offers renters discounts, plus the industry’s best service. Protect your possessions and get 24/7 support. Click for a free quote.

In Dior

The Explorer Collection

The bohemian trend continues into this months latest must-haves combining paisley prints, khaki & linens perfect for the all American month of July.

Share Your PB&J With Team USA

Smucker's® supports Team USA in Rio! Find out now how you can help support our athletes on the road to greatness. #PBJ4TeamUSA

Hilton HHonors™ Card

Apply Today! Earn 50,000 Hilton HHonors™ Bonus Points. Terms Apply.