Friday, November 27, 2009
Camilla the Duchess slams Beyonce!!
The Duchess of Cornwall spoke for the first time yesterday, about the way youngsters are sexualised by explicit rap videos. Camilla was taking part in a discussion with victims of sexual violence during a visit to a rape crisis center when the topic turned to how music videos affect teenagers today. She told an audience of women that children thought they could get away with things because teachers failed to punish them.
Referring to the images children are exposed to, the Duchess said: ‘A lot of those videos are terrifying. ‘I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they can get away with making those things.’ The Duchess has avoided speaking in public on social issues until now. Her stance has been in marked contrast to Charles’ first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, who was renowned for the way in which she tackled controversial issues.
Yesterday, the Duchess made her concerns clear that youngsters are already becoming immune to such images of sex and violence. She said schools need to become involved in teaching both male and female schoolchildren ‘the value of respect for each other.’ During the discussions, the subject turned to a controversial video by pop singer Beyonce, who is particularly popular with young girls.
In the promotion for the single Video Phone, which also features the outlandish singer Lady Gaga, Beyonce provocatively dances in a series of increasingly skimpy outfits and holds a toy gun to the head of a bare-chested man who is hooded.
‘It has happened too quickly, values have changed so much,’ the Duchess said. ‘I suppose it’s peer pressure, that’s the problem. You don’t want to look like the odd one out.”
But it takes a strong person to show that they don’t approve, especially at that age. It’s a breakdown of discipline. There doesn’t seem to be any punishment for such behavior. The teachers are too kind.’
Article via Bossip.com