March 12, 2014 11:59

Kylie Minogue: 'Miley Cyrus is used as a scapegoat by critics'

Singer and 'The Voice' coach says she admires Rihanna and Cyrus

Kylie Minogue: 'Miley Cyrus is used as a scapegoat by critics'

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Kylie Minogue says Miley Cyrus has been used as a 'scapegoat' by critics hitting out at over-sexualised pop performers.

Speaking to Sky News (via Capital FM, Minogue said she admires the likes of Cyrus and Rihanna for being "unapologetic".

Minogue said: "I admire people like Miley, like Rihanna, girls that are just quite unapologetic about what they're doing. Is it too much? It depends on what your personal taste is. But she's definitely a scapegoat for what might be happening in the broader sense in pop music. Let's not forget there's always been sex, drugs and rock and roll."

Miley Cyrus' provocative performance at last year's MTV VMAs caused a storm of controversy, even drawing criticism from the inventor of the foam finger.

More recently, Cyrus made headlines for performing in just her underwear at the BMO Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a stop on her Bangerz tour of the USA. The singer tweeted explaining that it had been a wardrobe malfunction. Cyrus wrote: "I didn't make my quick change and I couldn't not come out for the song so I just had to run out in my undies."



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