Lieb Comments on O’Connor’s Letter to Cyrus

October 04, 2013

Kristin Lieb, assistant professor in the Department of Marketing Communication,  had an article published in The Independent addressing Sinead O’Connor’s much-publicized letter to Miley Cyrus. O’Connor’s letter both advised and admonished Cyrus, focusing on her relationship with the music industry and the sexual exploitation of her body and image for the media. Lieb agrees with O’Connor that Cyrus is headed down a disturbing path, but points out that she is not alone; rather, the issue is widespread within the music industry. It is the industry, Lieb asserts, that promotes misogynistic values and highly sexualized behavior.

 

Read the Independent article.

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