Spice Girls responsible for sluts, binge drinking?
Today in WTF: Fay Weldon of The Daily Mail goes on a long rant about how the Spice clan are responsible for the decline of our culture.
Think back to those brilliant, suggestive, addictive pop songs of ten years back, when they swept across the nation’s playgrounds: “Well it’s a Saturday night, You know the feeling is right, Don’t you know we’ll get so high.”
Yeah! Grope, vomit, whoops: aren’t we having fun?
Brilliant?! Look, I love me some Spice songs, but I have never heard anyone refer to them as ‘Brilliant’. Suggestive? Are you kidding me? They have some of the most generic non-sensical lyrics ever. (Zig-a-zig-ah? Is THAT suggestive?) Addictive? Well, I’ll give you that.
Oh and she goes on. And on, and on, and onnnn. Includes some bits about sexual diseases and cotton mills.
It all seemed so empowering at the time: the idea that girls should take charge of their own sexuality. But did anyone stop to think what would happen next? What it did of course was to separate love from sex. The Spice Girls killed romance.
I don’t want at all to be forgiven for being blunt– WHAT is Weldon SMOKING?
Reading this kind of makes me want to punch someone in the kneecaps, but the sickening sum of it is that she’s giving the Spice Girls TOO much credit, and apparently giving NONE to the little girls of yesterday.