Spice Girl Mel C on Rihanna: Too Sexual!

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Former Spice Girls singer Mel C, a.k.a. Melanie Chisholm, is critical of Rihanna for being too sexual in her videos and on stage for her young fans.

Mel, who has a two-year-old daughter Scarlet with boyfriend Thomas Starr, has grown concerned about the musician's "inappropriate" imagery.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror (UK), she said:

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"People have to take responsibility because we've got to a point where sexualization of children has gone too far. I think music is a big part of that. Women in music are extremely sexual and have young fans. It is inappropriate."

"Rihanna has a 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."

Mel believes RiRi makes many of her X-rated artistic decisions - whipping reporters, dressing in next to nothing, her "S&M" video in general - because she isn't a mother herself. That's something she hopes will change one day.

"I love Rihanna, I think she's a f***ing brilliant artist, with great songs, a great record and she looks fantastic ... but she's not a mum. Maybe if she becomes one someday then she'll feel different. I hope so anyway."

Mel and her Spice Girls bandmates - Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Mel B and Emma Bunton - were criticized in the late 90s for being too sexual.

"Yes we wore crop tops, look how much has changed," Mel C says.

"We always sat down as a group and if somebody felt something was inappropriate for our young fans, we did something about it. I think that's something younger people in the music industry today, like Rihanna, should do now."

What do you think? Is Rihanna a bad role model? Is Mel C hypocritical?

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Riahana you are very very sexy i hope you happy to my coments

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oh girl let me tell you this thing you are doing dosen't fit you, i take you as a responsible person but now am very very disapointed in you.

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i personally loved rihanna when she 1st came out but its like after the good girl gone bad album, she jus became more vulgar as the years went on. She makes nice songs but they are NOT for children. I jus think that maybe us parents can be more careful about the things we subject our kids to. #I'm jus say n

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Rihanna is a slut and her and Beyonce are terrible role models for children. along with that britney spears slut

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hi i like u. sex girls .and sex move

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FIRST AND FOREMOST. Shes a GROWN woman. She doesn't make music for kids to listen to. She doesn't do concerts that kids can attend. How do you nip this is the butt...turn off the radio..cd..etc..WHATEVER. Like who the hell are yall to criticize the way she does music when her music isn't even intended for a young audience?? Stop trying to blame the artist when apparently the parents don't seem to have enough control in their kids lives to even dictate what a child will and will NOT listen to. Thats like having a six year old, and you let that child listen to Lil Wayne. Then have the audacity to get mad when that child starts cussing and God knows what else. Thats not on the artist..ITS ON THE PARENT.

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I def agree w/ mel c rihanna is a bad rode model jst da other day i saw pics of ha smokin drinkin and dancin lik hoe i used 2 lik rihanna but since she changed i dislik ha vry much she need God n ha life or sum1 2 teach ha hw 2 act and dress n public but she doesnt care so thats her smh

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yeah actually i totally agree with the rest here. i heard young 6 year olds singing that s&m song as well, and i felt sooo awkward! she has gone so nasty, talkin about her pussy, her sexlife, spanking, singing crap and being totally nasty on tweeter. im a sexy woman myself, but i do not agree on sticking my pussy and tits out wheneva possible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! stop perverting the young generation man

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rhianna,s got a good figure is young & very beautiful dont change girl hold your head up high we love your music some people are just jealeous idiots your,e bl**DY fantastic love yer ..xxxxxx

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If Rihanna has to dress or use the lyrics that she does to get attention, then she really has no skillz !!with that talented voice that she has, she should switch her style up, show people
that she can be classier, & still reap the rewards\stardom !!

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