"Australian pop icon Helen Reddy has blasted Madonna for setting the wrong example for young girls who want to dress like her.
`The I Am Woman` hitmaker, who has retired from music since releasing her Grammy-winning hit in 1970, was left shocked during a recent shopping trip for innerwear as the store`s selection was too racy. And Reddy blames the Madonna for inspiring girls to dress like strippers."
I am no prude, I`m down with nude beaches and nude resorts, but Helen Reddy has a valid point. Madonna and her progeny (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga) have equated dressing like a skank with women`s empowerment.
How does Miley Cyrus who is a couple of months shy of 18 express her maturity and growth as a woman and as an artist? Does she hunker down at the studio, produce her own record, and write her own material? The pop tart demonstrates her independence and worth as a woman by singing racy lyrics and making sure that her skin-tight pants prominently feature her cameltoe.
There is nothing courageous or avant garde about a celeb dressing like a $10 prostitute. Come on bimbos, show a little bit of originality and creativity, show us that you are powerful and independent women by doing something other than dressing like a skank.