Celine Dion is clearly a Diva who isn't afraid to give her opinion. Speaking to Access Hollywood on the promotional trail for new single Loved Me Back To Life, the Diva was asked her thoughts on the younger generation of music stars who use controversy to sell their product. But what did she say? Find out below...
Looking visibly concerned about the issue, the Diva- who wisely didn't name names, despite the suggestion made via a cut to Miley Cyrus's performance at the MTV VMAs- spoke generally, saying; " People are selling their souls...when you start in life with selling your soul, what do you have to offer?", adding how it "hurts to watch".
But what do you guys think? It's clear controversy sells. You only need to look at the YouTube views (and subsequent publicity) Miley Cryus has gotten for new video to single Wrecking Ball- which featured the singer nude and suggestively licking a sledge hammer- to see how powerful a tool it can be. And it isn't just the Divas using body to sell. Robin Thicke took a similar route this year with the video for his chart-topping hit Blurred Lines. Though once again it was the female form which caused the clutching of pearls.
It could be argued that the older generation, of which Celine is part of, is looking back at their own youth and its respective music industry through rose-tinted glasses. After all, controversy and the music industry have always gone hand in hand. This being so, is it wrong to chastise a new generation of singers for being risque to shift units, or is it actually the case that they're going too far in their desire to shock and generate attention?