Camilla slams Beyonce video

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  • The Duchess of Cornwall spoke yesterday about her concern over the sex and violence portrayed in rap videos from stars such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga...

    The Duchess of Cornwall spoke for the first time yesterday about her concerns over explicit music videos.

    Camilla was taking part in a discussion with victims of sexual violence during a visit to a rape crisis centre when the topic turned to how music videos affect teenagers today.

    Referring to the images children are exposed to, she said: ‘A lot of those videos are terrifying. I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they get away with making those things.’

    The new video from pop superstar Beyoncé – Video Phone – also features the outlandish singer Lady Gaga. Beyoncé provocatively dances in a series of skimpy outfits and holds a toy gun to a man’s head.

    The Duchess made clear her concern that young people are becoming immune to such images of sex and violence. She added that schools needed to become involved in teaching both male and fmeale schoolchildren ‘the value of respect for each other.’

    Camilla was touring the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in Croydon, London, and said she was ‘incredibly moved’ by what she saw and was ‘astonished’ that the centre was the only one of its kind in London, despite one in four women experiencing sexual violence in their lifetime.


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