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Rihanna - Is she revealing her raunchy side too much?
One of Rihanna's 'barely there' stage costumes
Many have deemed Rihanna's outfits as inappropriate
She is becoming ever more popular with her music career soaring and her prominence in the media continuing to grow, but has Rihanna gone too far with the garments she wears on stage and off?
The voluptuous 23 year-old goddess originally from the exotic islands of Barbados, has always been somewhat of a sex symbol. With her suggestive eyes and flawless features many have longed to be in her presence and look up to her as a role model.
However, as of late there has been growing concern for the amount of young teenagers who follow this superstar's trends. This is down to the revealing outfits she has been seen wearing for many photoshoots, performances and candids taken by paparazzi.
Those who view Rihanna in the public eye have noticed her long legs and toned midriff continuously cropping up in new images of the young singer. With costume changes for many big concerts and shows becoming raunchier as time progresses, there is undoubtedly a large number of authority figures and parents becoming worried for the message this portrays to their young children.
It is clear that a big focus on Rihanna's successful career is not only down to her seductive dance routines and angelic harmonies, but to the sexy apparel that drapes her hourglass figure.
Many have noticed the amount of garments she wears is decreasing and becoming ever more suggestive in recent times. However there are as many people worried about the singer's message being sent out in the wrong manner as there is people who are enjoying every minute of this beautiful superstar's costumes and sensuous performances.
An X-Factor performance in late 2010 sparked many complaints from viewers as she pranced around the stage in a pair of tight hotpants whilst flaunting her smooth and defined pins. The amount of young children who regularly watch the talent show was the reason for concern from viewers.
Complaints saw Rihanna's name hit headlines due to the nature of the performance and many questioned whether it was appropriate for the viewing age of the programme. Not only has she been in the paper for this issue but many others have followed including various magazine shoots, twitter updates and interviews that reveal the singers raunchy side.
Regardless of these affairs, Rihanna is not afraid to broadcast her dirty side. Her song 'Rude Boy' topped charts in 2009 and has since branded her with the sexual and erotic image that lies with her today.
So the question remains.
Is this image giving young girls the wrong idea of what a woman should be defined as?
It certainly is a troubling affair and many points can be given from both sides of the arguments. The fact that Rihanna is seen as a sex symbol is giving many young girls the thoughts of acting in the same manner. This is obviously something that is frowned upon and can lead to further issues that could have a negative impact on young women's lives.
Being portrayed as a sex object is a problem that can fuel men to act in a disrespectful manner towards females. This should be avoided by all costs and the scantily clad outfits worn not only by Rihanna but by many female celebrities in today's media, is causing concern to parents as their daughters and children want to immitate these celebrities styles.
The Rolling Stone cover that saw the fiery redhead wearing nothing but a pair of painted on denim hotpants was the latest in her string of evocative events.
However, is this image of today's women a way of feeling powerful?
It surely can bring a feeling of confidence and happiness to a person who wears these small garments and feels good in them, which can be a positive point to this issue. Let's be honest, if we all had that figure we would all be flaunting it wouldn't we? For who would want to hide away such a grand gift?
Women can't get away with the things men can
Men are often given the opportunity to parade around in next to nothing with no consequences, whereas a woman may be seen in a top with a small amount of cleavage or a pair of shorts which shape the rear too well and get slated for it.
This is a frustrating problem and women everywhere surely want to wear things they are comfortable in without getting negativity from it.
The fact of the matter is that a male desires a female in more of a way than a female will desire a male. This meaning that a woman who decides to wear something that silhouettes her figure and shows more than is customary to a male, will get many responses from doing so. If a man did such a thing it is not as unusual to see and therefore attracts less attention.
A woman doing this can be seen as a way of feeling confident, supreme and adequate which is what every woman should feel anyway. However it can also cause an opposite effect and backfire, creating the opportunity for men to act inappropriately and for others to gather a judgement on you, regardless of whether they really know you or not.
The fact remains that Rihanna will be seen in these outfits for a long time to come, for what reason we do not know. She has the body for it and knows how to work it which gains her fans, makes her desirable and surely leaves her feeling great.
But do you think it is a good thing to do if you feel self assured when doing so? Or is this demeaning to women and portraying the wrong message? You decide!