Pop Princesses of Perversion Essay

1033 Words 5 Pages
A sixteen year old girl poses for the camera, wearing a shirt that resembles something more akin to a bra than to an actual shirt. She is lying prostrate upon the floor with the photographer snapping pictures above her scantily-clad form. The girl's name is Britney Spears. She has just recorded her first hit single, named "Hit Me Baby One More Time".

As Britney's veneer of a bubblegum pop princess fades, she has resorted to shedding more and more layers of clothing in order to attract a new breed of audience. Singing songs entitled "Oops I Did It Again" and "I'm a Slave for You", her raunchy music videos are now being mimicked by thirteen year old girls across the world. Britney Spears and her
…show more content…
Their clothes have been reduced to mere shreds of cloth held together by strings, their lyrics have transformed into something of a more twisted, sexual nature and their suggestive dance moves have captivated audiences world wide.

These glamorous media-whores are idolized by millions of girls between the ages of ten and fifteen-- and their fans tighten their shirts, raise their skirts and imitate the "sexy" moves they witness in music videos. Many of these little lolitas have even taken to touching themselves inappropriately and stripping off their clothes in a seductive manner in front of their bathroom mirrors in order to make themselves feel more mature, womanly and sexy (Adrno 23).

Many Fortune 500 companies across the nation have invested millions of dollars in advertisements bearing the visage of new young pop stars to sell their products (McCabe 1). These ads are rife with sexuality-- convincing young girls that they must act and dress according to their pop idols in order to achieve popularity.

We as a society are also sending out mixed messages to our youth. On one hand, we present images of young, scantily-clad girls being the epitome of style and fashion, yet we simultaneously discourage this behavior in our nation's youth. We lock away pedophiles in institutions, and strictly prohibit

More about Pop Princesses of Perversion Essay

Open Document