Shirley Manson On Pressures Caused By Cute Pop Stars

Shirley Manson of Garbage

recently played at the Pacific Amphitheatre in California, and singer Shirley Manson noticed some cute young women not normally attending a show. “I want to thank you for being here instead of at a fu**ing Jessica Simpson show,” Manson told the ladies. “Now, I may not be as young or cute, but I am a lot smarter and, I guarantee you, I’m a much better shag!” The singer explained her comments to Australia’s Time off magazine, saying it was nothing against Simpson or other pop stars like her. “But what are young girls thinking when they turn on the TV and all the performers have perfect teeth, slim, muscular beautiful bodies, perfect smiles and big t*ts,” she asked. “Where are the voices for those girls who don’t conform to that ideal? These cute girls up front looked very ‘Middle America’. Usually our fans are more… fu**ed up [laughs]. I was very surprised and touched to see them. I think it was indignation that made me spout off about the women who changed my life by encouraging me to do certain things. I wonder if the American pop girls of today are empowering, like my heroes. Or do they send the message to young girls that they are worthless because they’re not blonde or blue-eyed?”

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3 thoughts on “Shirley Manson On Pressures Caused By Cute Pop Stars

  1. rangergirl says:

    Shirley is so full of herself. She acts she’s SO hardcore. I bet even lame Avril could kick her @ass.

  2. SkItTleZzZ_n_DeLiLah says:

    no. they do not send that message. young girls make that their own perception and dye their hair, wear contacts, starve themselves, yadda yadda. you can’t blame that on the cute dumb pop stars. blame that on the stupidity of the young girls.

  3. DarkLord says:

    Shirley Manson rocks, she really doesn’t need to state the obvious though, it’s kind of annoying. I’m a huge Garbage fan, but I also like pop music, not Jessica though.

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