Sinead O’Connor says Justin Bieber was ‘sold on his sexuality’ as a child by the music industry.
The Irish singer was quoted to have said in Magic FM radio show that the issue of sexual exploitation by the sex-crazed music industry does not only apply to the female performers, but to males also.
‘I think that people focus an awful lot on the female aspect to this, but it is also the males,’ she says. ‘The very young male artists who are practically children or look like children are also being sexualized.’
She then goes ahead to give examples.
‘Justin Bieber is a great example. When he came along he was only 16 years of age,’ she says. ‘Obviously he was extraordinarily talented, so I’m not trying to negate that, but he was very much being sold on his sexuality.’
The next example?
‘Britney Spears, of course was quite inappropriately young to be sold in that way, dressed up in a school uniform, but I think that really people forget that the guys are going through it as well, and I think that is quite important,’ she adds.
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