June 20, 2005
"Not at all. It was an opportunity to find sponsorship, and it opened lots of doors. You have to do what you have to do, within reason and in respect to yourself, but I don't feel one bit uncomfortable with it. I look at the pictures and I think, The girls are pretty. I had fun."
-Indy driver Danica Patrick, who became the center of a media frenzy when she became the first woman to lead the Indy 500, responding to a question asking if she had any regrets posing in a skimpy bikini for FHM magazine. She did draw the line at Playboy, saying "it's a matter of respecting myself." (Time, June 13, 2005)
May 18, 2005
"I used to be. When I was a kid, yeah. One of the reasons why I chose not to be a born-again Christian anymore is because a lot of people gave me a lot of grief for just being a woman and made me feel ashamed for having a body because it 'tempted men.' And I didn't understand what that meant, so it was like God created this and if that's what you guys are saying then I shouldn't be ashamed for being a woman, I should embrace it. That was a hard time in my life. It was really a painful thing that I was going through."
April 25, 2005
"It doesn't matter how ugly you are—you can get laid as long as you're in a band."
-Simple Plan frontman Pierre Bouvier (Entertainment Weekly, March 25, 2005)
April 13, 2004
"Let me state that I'm not gay and I am a faithful Christian, but I feel that by throwing the Bible around and targeting the gay and lesbian population, we as a country are doing the opposite of what we are supposed to be learning from the Bible."
-Pop singer Willa Ford in an issue of gay and lesbian magazine, The Advocate covering the music community's response to gay marriage. (Source: The Advocate, April 27, 2004)
"If you're a celebrity and you want to marry your sweetheart for 55 hours, go right ahead. If you're J. Lo and you want to marry 18 people for six days each, go right on ahead! But if you want to marry your soul mate and make a life of it -- and you just so happen to be the same sex -- then no, how dare you! We'd rather you just buy gasoline and support our war and continue to consume and fear in our country so we can make money off you. But do us a favor: Don't hold hands in public."
-Pink, featured on the cover of an issue of Advocate magazine that covered gay marriage. (Source: Relevant Slices, April 13, 2004)
January 5, 2004
"People have this notion of me being this sweet, nice girl, but I'm kind of a pervert. We'll be on the tour bus, and me and my makeup artists will be watching porn. Everyone thinks about sex, so why are we pretending that we're not?"
-Michelle Branch (Maxim, January 2004, via PluggedIn)
November 12, 2003
"The record label wanted me to do certain kinds of songs, and I was like, 'Look, if you want me to be some kind of sex thing, that's not me. I will never do that. I'm still doing what I love to do."
-Britney Spears, telling Esquire magazine that she's not a sex object, despite the revealing Esquire photoshoot, which Spears later expressed regret over. All the naked hype is part of In the Zone, the new Spears album that releases next week. (Source: MSNBC, October 9, 2003)
October 19, 2003
"God is okay with me being sexy. ... God is the main person in my life and I wouldn't do anything to offend him. People say it's hypocritical to wear sexy clothes and then sing about God -- but it's not like that at all. I obviously wouldn't wear hot pants in normal life or if I was going to church. ... I have a personal relationship with God and I don't see any problem with what I wear or how I dance on stage. Anything that I feel uncomfortable doing, I wouldn't do."
-Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child. (Source: Asian News International, October 15, 2003)
September 29, 2003
"Britney Spears doesn't rock. She's a mechanical pop robot, OK? Basically she's a puppet. Although Britney Spears isn't as bad as Christina Aguilera when it comes to showing skin ... Christina shows a lot more. They both seem to be competing with each other ... It doesn't offend me. It's just tragic. It's really sad. ... Don't feel like you have to sell sex just to get people to listen to you."
September 22, 2003
"Cheating is bad. That's a big mistake I've made, and I've really hurt people. I've never lied about it, though. I've always been honest."
-18-year-old Bonnie McKee, self-proclaimed sex-pot and pop-star-to-be, about cheating on her husband. (Source: Blender, October 2003)
September 21, 2003
"I'm not gonna come out on this record and show my crotch or anything. That's not me. I would never do anything like that. It's all in the way you do stuff, all in the way you carry things. The music is most important to me."
"I think every photo shoot I've done has been tasteful. I'll never be a vamp-vixen-sex goddess."
September 10, 2003
"I've never talked about my sexual experiences. Or any lack of. Or anything. Because I just don't. And I never have because that's private."
-Beyonce Knowles, denying that she's ever spoken out in favor of abstience, or ever talked about her sexual experiences in general. Oddly, she spoke with SkyNews on August 28, 2003 about her sex life, heartily agreeing that it messes up her vibe when one of her own songs come on the radio while she's having sex. (Source: Relevantmagazine.com, September 10, 2003; Quotables, August 28, 2003)
September 5, 2003
"My clothing line is edgy without showing off your boobs and your butt. You don't have to take your clothes off to look more adult or sexy or beautiful."
September 4, 2003
"I didn't know it was going to be that long and everything ... I've never kissed a woman before ... No, I would not do it [again] -- maybe with Madonna. I think I'm still clean living. I mean I don't go home and have orgies or anything like that."