London: Singer Cher believes the recent uproar about Miley Cyrus` controversial antics is unnecessary and doesn`t think her behaviour is as dire as her detractors have insinuated.
The `Believe` hitmaker disagrees with fellow singer-songwriter Sinead O`Connor, who recently penned an open letter warning Cyrus to curb her provocative behaviour.
Instead Cher thinks the 20-year-old pop star is just finding her identity in the business.
"You`re talking to someone who`s done that kind of stuff and I never did anything I didn`t want to. I was pushing an envelope that I wanted to push. I felt that looking the way I wanted to look made me more empowered.
"Sinead O`Connor has a very different sense of herself than Miley Cyrus, so I don`t think it`s as dire as people are warning. Women have always been sex objects and that`s nothing new. They always will be," she said.
The 67-year-old star also doesn`t believe Cyrus` controversial `Wrecking Ball` video, in which she appears naked, straddling a demolition ball, is as harmful to her young fan base as violent video games or certain websites on the internet.
"I don`t think the naked part is the problem. Unfortunately, what happens now is that kids are exposed to everything that`s too old for them. You know, since the internet, since horrible PlayStation... I think maybe that is worse than seeing Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball.