The Pretenders frontwoman has been slammed by sexual violence charities for her remarks.
Singer Chrissie Hynde has been criticised after saying women who dress proactively were to blame if they were the victim of sexual assault. Speaking to The Sunday Times The Pretenders frontwoman also said she had been forced to perform sexual acts under the threat of violence when she was 21, but blamed herself because of the situation.
Chrissie Hynde has been criticised for her remarks about sexual assault.
Hynde told the newspaper that when she was 21 an Ohio motorcycle gang member promised to take her to a party but instead took her to an empty house, but added that she took “full responsibility” for what happened.
The last 35 weren't filled with nothing, says Hynde
Chrissie Hynde might be best known for her work with The Pretenders. And that’s hardly surprising considering she released nine albums with the band. But that doesn’t mean the singer wants to stand on stage and belt out old classics during her solo shows.
Chrissie Hynde isn't turned on by the idea of playing old songs
"I won't be playing any of the old Pretenders songs. I can understand why there are acts out there playing all their old music, but it doesn't turn me on, not at all," she said. "If you're not making records that people want to buy any more, or that even speak for themselves, then play the hits. I'd rather do something that feels right, right now.
Continue reading: Playing Old Pretenders Songs Doesn't Turn On Chrissie Hynde At All