OUT-PORNING EACH OTHER
Maybe it all started with Miley Cyrus, right, and her revolting performance at the MTV VMAs. But it’s sad, and tiring, to see competitive out-porning becoming the norm from many of the world’s most successful artists. It’s just not sexy. It’s not even shocking in a Madonna-ish sort of way. Beyonce now seems to feel the need to outdo her younger peers in their relentlessly oversexed presentations of themselves. Take her Partition video, in which she pole dances in a G-string for her husband, Jay-Z — when did it become normal to watch the private goings-on of a married couple? Not to be outdone, for her New Year’s Eve Las Vegas show, Britney paraded her boyfriend around on a lead. Rihanna pornifies pretty much anything she does; her Pour it Up video was actually banned shortly after it was released. The grinding. The nudity. The lap-dancer-style choreography. Turned on? Actually, we're a bit horrified. Put it away, ladies.