Lana Del Rey draws heavy criticism for posing naked on GQ front cover

Singer was named the magazine's 'Woman Of The Year'

Lana Del Rey has come under fire after it was revealed that she posed naked on the front of the new issue of GQ.

The singer was named as the magazine’s woman of the year on Tuesday (September 4) and is pictured alongside Tinie Tempah, Robbie Williams, Mad Men actor John Slattery and James Corden on the magazine’s cover. However, all the men are dressed in suits, while Del Rey isn’t wearing anything at all.

The cover has attracted criticism from across Twitter and from online magazine Jezebel, which called the cover “internalized sexism”.

Popular website Hipster Runoff described the cover in very stark terms, writing “Lana Del Rey finally hits rock bottom, forced to pose naked”.

Del Rey has also been criticised for the photographs that accompany the feature, with one showing a man with his hand around her neck.

Lana Del Rey is also currently appearing in a new advertising campaign for Swedish fashion brand H&M. H&M will release a video of her covering Bobby Vinton’s 1963 track ‘Blue Velvet’ as part of the campaign. It will be released in full on H&M’s website on September 19, and a condensed version of the short will later air as a television commercial.

Del Rey will appear at London’s iTunes Festival six days later. Tickets for each gig are given away on the event’s official website.

See for full details on how to get them.

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