Mel C criticises R&B singer Rihanna for bold videos

Updated: Aug 11, 2011, 09:00 AM IST

London: Former Spice Girls singer Mel C has criticised singer Rihanna for being too bold in her videos and on stage while performing in front of young fans.

Mel C, who has a two-year-old daughter Scarlet with boyfriend Thomas Starr, has grown increasingly concerned about ‘inappropriate’ imagery in the music business and believes the ‘California King Bed’ hitmaker’s behaviour is too graphic for her younger fans.

"People have to take some responsibility because we`ve got to a point where the over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far. I think music is a big part of that. Women in music are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate," quoted the 37-year-old as saying.

"Rihanna has a responsibility and although culture`s always changing, it`s changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It`s reached saturation point, we owe it to our kids to protect them," she added.