There has been a great deal of heated controversy surrounding the recent raunchy performances of Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. Charlotte Church has shared her negative feelings about these kind of performances. On Oct. 15, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported, "Charlotte Church Criticizes Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Sexualization of Female Music Stars."
The 27 year old singer from the United Kingdom has commented that the music industry appears to increasingly want its women to be sex objects who appear childlike. She has criticized the hypersexualization of young female music stars, such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, for their raunchy performances. The attractive and popular Welsh musician says the music industry is male-dominated and has "a juvenile perspective on gender and sexuality,"
The BBC has reported, "Charlotte Church attacks 'sexist' music industry." Church feels the music industry is centered around a "culture of demeaning women" which forces stars to sell themselves as sex objects. She says she was pressured into wearing revealing outfits in videos by male executives when she was just 19 or 20. Church sees young female artists often being "coerced into sexually demonstrative behaviour in order to hold on to their careers". Church raises some compelling thoughts dealing with what often appears to be the use of women as sex objects in the music industry.