Duchess takes aim at explicit music videos

Nov. 27, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, said children in Britain are being exposed to graphic music videos from artists like U.S. pop singer Beyonce.

The Daily Mail said Friday the second wife of Britain's Prince Charles spoke out against such graphic works of entertainment while she was touring the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Center in London.

"A lot of those videos are terrifying," Camilla said Thursday night.

"I am sure they trigger a response in some of the young people. I can never understand how they can get away with making those things."

Mentioned in the discussion was Beyonce's music video for her hit "Video Phone." The video features the U.S. singer in several revealing outfits and Beyonce is shown holding a toy gun to a man's chest.

Camilla said peer pressure and a lack of appropriate punishments from teachers are also likely to blame for the troubling behavior of some British youths.

"But it takes a strong person to show that they don't approve, especially at that age. It's a breakdown of discipline," she said of peer pressure faced by young children today. "There doesn't seem to be any punishment for such behavior. The teachers are too kind."

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