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Annie Lennox Still Not Impressed by Beyonce’s Brand of Feminism

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Annie Lennox is back at it again.

The 59-year-old singer-songwriter is continuing her efforts to police and rate feminism, and Beyonce is still her main target.

During another interview with NPR, Lennox revisited the statements she said about the powerhouse songstress in an earlier interview.

While some celebrities would quickly pull back on any slander of the pop star, for fear of being attacked by her incredibly dedicated and loyal Bey Hive, Lennox stood strong behind her comments.

In a previous interview, Lennox explained that when it comes to feminism, she considers Beyonce to be a “lite feminist” and says her message isn’t “liberating” at all.

“I was being asked about Beyonce in the context of feminism,” Lennox said during her latest interview. “I was thinking at the time about very impactful feminists that have dedicated their lives to the movement of liberating women and supporting women at the grass-roots, and I was saying, ‘Well that’s one end of the spectrum, and then you have the other end of the spectrum.’ ”

She went on to discuss Beyonce’s live performances and slammed them for not being “empowering.”

“Listen, twerking is not feminism,” she said coldly. “That’s what I’m referring to. It’s not – it’s not liberating, it’s not empowering. It’s a sexual thing that you’re doing on a stage; it doesn’t empower you. That’s my feeling about it.”

BeyonceSince the second interview, debates have hit social media about whether or not Beyonce should stop calling herself a feminist.

Many users have sounded off, explaining that Beyonce’s brand of feminism isn’t just about twerking – it’s about having the right to be a “sexual being in the way that boys are.”

Others agreed with Lennox and claimed Beyonce was just trying to sugarcoat the fact that she is exploiting sexual antics for popularity and fame.

Lennox claims that she would like to “sit down with” Beyonce at some point and discuss her viewpoints about feminism, which could be much more productive than simply policing her beliefs from afar.

 

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