Modern female artists dress like sex objects, says Suzi Quatro
Veteran female rock star Suzi Quatro has complained that modern female artists dress themselves like "sex objects" and produce music videos that are "borderline pornography."
Many might recall that Quatro was famed for her skin-tight leathers and jumpsuits, but she insisted that her clothes were not as sexualised as those worn today.
"I may have been sexy, but I was covered up total. There was something left to the imagination," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
"It's not that the women in today's pop and rock world are being treated like sex objects; it's that they are choosing to do it to themselves, which is strange to me.
"Now they seem to be nearly nude, and I think that the videos are borderline pornography. I can't even pick one out; they're all like soft porn now," she said.
The bass guitarist, whose hits include 'Can The Can' and 'Devil Gate Drive,' singled out Lady Gaga for particular criticism.
"I don't understand it. I don't get it. I don't agree with it, otherwise I would have done it. It's a shame. It's horrible and I don't like it.
"I haven't talked to any young artists for a long time. But if we did sit down I'd definitely tell them my viewpoint.
"If it was Lady Gaga, I'd say 'You're very talented and you've obviously got the goods and #65533;what the hell are you doing with your image? How can anybody take you serious?" she said.
Quatro, who is currently playing concerts across Europe, added: "I refused to wear makeup on TV. I wanted my music to be heard.'
Her comments were backed by fellow 1970s star Kiki Dee, 65, who said she found performances by today's female artists "dull."