Why do some pop stars think they have to act and dress like strippers to sell music?
I'm talking about Colombian singer Shakira and her music video called "She Wolf" off her new album.
I recently saw it on a video screen at a bar. And it really ticked me off.
In part of the video, she's dressed in a flesh-colored leotard and she's spreading her legs around some poles in a cage.
Plus she does some bizarre hand moves as she bends over backwards. Check it out at 1:12 minutes on the video.
Also have you heard her moaning? Or maybe that's howling in the video.
Come on. That's not sexy. That's sexploitation.
And the naturally brown-eyed singer looks like she is wearing green-colored contacts in the video.
It already annoyed me that when she became a crossover artist she dyed her raven-colored locks blonde.
But wearing green contacts is going too far.
Why does Shakira think she has to make herself look whiter to sell records?
I used to think Shakira was beautiful and still love her Spanish-language album ¿Dónde Están Los Ladrones?" (1998)
The song "Si Te Vas," or "If you go," is a total badass feminist anthem.
Since her crossover into English in 2001 with the "Laundry Service" album, she has totally lost her edge and her essence. She's no longer that cool rock 'n' roll woman.
It's not so unusual that pop stars sell out to gain more fame and money.
But I really miss the old Shakira.