Former Oasis member Noel Gallagher as blamed American culture for the sexualisation of female artists within the music industry.
Gallagher, fresh from hitting headlines following his insistence of not wearing a protective face mask during the current health crisis pandemic, has been reflecting on the role of women working within a creative industry and, in his own words, how elements of the US commercialisation has led to over-sexualisation of female artists.
“That god awful woman Miley Cyrus was on and she was doing some fucking shit and even my nine-year-old [Sonny] said, ‘Why is the cameraman just filming her legs?’” Gallagher said in an interview with The Daily Star.
He added: ”Women have been sexualised because of America, British culture would never sexualise a female. This has all come from America – that juvenile, jock, stupid fucking culture.”
Gallagher’s comments, while overly harsh on Cyrus, remain on topic following the pop singer’s own recent statement in which she accused MTV of sexism following her recent performance at the 2020 VMAs.
“The beauty light is always used on women and I said turn the fucking lights off,” Cyrus said in the statement. “You would never tell Travis Scott or Adam Levine that he couldn’t turn the beauty light off.”
The singer would then detail how a wardrobe malfunction prompted a producer from MTV to state: “You want to be treated like a guy? We wouldn’t be dealing with this if a guy was doing it.”
Adding: “And I said, ‘Well, a guy wouldn’t be doing this because a guy doesn’t sell your show with sex the way that I’m going to.’”
See the performance in question, below.