Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Rihanna probably felt their ears burning a little following the recent publication of Rashida Jones’ essay in Glamour magazine.
The former Parks and Recreation star really has a problem with certain pop singers and female celebrities these days. Following her controversial comments about the way these famous folks dress, Jones decided to properly address the situation in a scathing essay for the publication. Not surprisingly, her opinion hasn’t changed at all.
“If 1994 was the Year of O.J.’s White Bronco, 2013 was the Year of the Very Visible Vagina. With the addition of Rihanna writhing on a pole in her ‘Pour it Up’ video and Lady Gaga’s butt-crack cover art or the song that goes ‘Do what you want with my body,’ I was just done. I’d had enough,” Jones wrote.
In addition to criticizing Lady Gaga and Rihanna, the actress also took issue with “the Miley Cyrus cross-continental twerk-athon and Nick Minaj’s Halloween pasties.” In her humble opinion, these women spend way too much time showing the world what they’ve got.
“I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality. [But] every star interprets ‘sexy’ the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly… boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound of some pop star’s privates?” she continued.
Jones went on to say that the world is completely saturated with shots of Miley Cyrus naked body and Nicki Minaj’s ample cleavage. The former American Idol judge recently posted a series of sexy shots on Instagram, images that suggest the actress is right on the money.
“What else ties these pop stars together besides, perhaps, their entangled G-strings? Their millions of teen-girl fans. Even if adult [Miley Cyrus] and [Nicki Minaj] have ownership of their bodies, do the girls imitating them have the same agency?” she wrote.
Although Nicki Minaj and her ilk may not want the “role model” label, Jones explained that they don’t really have much choice in the matter. Pop stars are role models for countless teenage girls whether they like it or not. This means they should probably take all this into consideration the next time they strip down for a music video.
“Go ahead and tweet pictures of your undercarriage. But perhaps every eleventh song or video, do something with some more clothes on? Maybe even a song that empowers women to feel good about some other great quality we have?” Jones wrote.
Do you agree with Rashida Jones’ opinion about Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus? Are pop stars and female celebrities spending too much time showing skin these days?