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Annie Lennox Clears Up Beyonce 'Feminist Lite' Slam

by 7:18 PM PDT, October 10, 2014
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ET is one-on-one with Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox, who explained what she meant by calling Beyonce "feminist lite."

Annie clarified her statements, saying that she "adores" Beyonce and was only speaking about the singer in the context of feminism. She implied that within the realm of freeing and empowering women, people like Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues) may have made a bigger impact in furthering the feminist cause.

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"I take issue with the sexualization of young girls," said Annie. "It is something that is so prevalent nowadays and I think I am not a prudish person, but I am disturbed by what I see."

Annie has a new solo album due out October 21 called Nostalgia, but could she ever get back with musician David A. Stewart for a new Eurythmics album?

"For the time being, I think we're doing just fine as we're doing," said Annie.

The two went their separate ways in the '90s, but came together in 1999 for their Peace album.

"We've been apart for a very long time, and I know a lot of people would like the Eurythmics to reform, but we're both very autonomous," Annie added. "We both have our own likes and our own tastes. There was a time when we were in each other's pockets for a whole decade, and that's very intense. I think at the end of that decade when we came out of it, we both sort of realized that we both had to take a separate journey. We never said that we're separate or broken up, because we just never know."

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