Former pop star Mel C (a.k.a. “Sporty Spice“) has, ahem, a bone to pick with current pop star Rihanna. The woman who told you to “slam your body down and wind it all around” when you were in seventh grade thinks the pop music of today has gotten way too sexual. “People have to take some responsibility because we’ve got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far,” she told The Mirror. “I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate.”
She then made an example of Rihanna, saying, “Rihanna has responsibility and although culture’s always changing, it’s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It’s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them…I love Rihanna, I think she’s a f****** brilliant artist, with great songs, a great record and she looks fantastic… but she’s not a mum. Maybe if she becomes one she’ll feel different. I hope so anyway.”
So, let me get this straight. Mel C thinks Rihanna’s gyrations and BDSM themed videos are corrupting her kids, and rather than take responsibility for what her kids are watching, she wants to cut off all offending material at the source. Furthermore, she wants to do so by…impregnating Rihanna. How very logical.
But wait, why is anyone interviewing a Spice Girl not named Victoria Beckham in 2011 in the first place? Oh right, she has a new single out September 5th. Methinks Melanie Chisholm is using the tried and true strategy of “picking a fight with someone more famous than you” in order to remind people she’s still around. Fair enough.
I also think the image composite The Daily Mail used to illustrate this story is pretty amusing. It’s Mel C the way she looks now versus Rihanna wearing an awesome one-piece bathing suit with Bob Marley on it, at the beach.
I’m going to take it as a subtle commentary on the absurdity of Melanie’s statement.