Shania Twain Defends Pop Stars’ Right to Show Some Skin
After a few particularly rough weeks for scantily-clad singers, with surprising sources from Rashida Jones to Katy Perry calling pop stars out for their lack of modesty, a few music industry veterans are finally speaking out in support of these clothing-averse stars.
Following Dolly Parton’s lead over the weekend, when she defended goddaughter Miley Cyrus’ rebellious image, Shania Twain is now standing up for young stars, telling ET Canada that she feels there’s no need to belittle their choice to show skin if they want to.
Shania, who famously sang about the pleasures of slightly risque attire in her hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” says of current singers’ choice in apparel, “I don't think [pop stars are] too sexy now."
Shania adds that it’s all about personal choice and comfort. “The boundaries are really up to the individual and then it's up to the viewer whether they like it or not."
As for how she’s dealt with her own critics, Shania says that she’s always managed to keep in mind that her sartorial choices are, first and foremost, for her.
"I'm very comfortable with myself. I'm not bearing my midriff for effect or for shock factor ... I'm just doing it because I like my midriff."