Miley Cyrus A 'Scapegoat', Says Kylie Minogue
Miley Cyrus has been made a "scapegoat" for the increasing sexualisation of pop music, according to fellow star Kylie Minogue.
Minogue told Sky News she is a fan of the controversial Cyrus and loves "that she's doing her own thing".
The 21-year-old's now notorious dance routine in a nude-coloured bikini stole the show at last summer's MTV Video Music Awards.
But Minogue, who†raised eyebrows with the golden hotpants she wore in her iconic 2000 video for Spinning Around, stuck up for her.
She said: "I admire people like Miley, like Rihanna, girls that are just ... they are 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. But as you say, the guys seem to get away with it."
Minogue herself has been in the industry for more than 25 years, having released her first record back in 1988.
Her newest single, Into the Blue, has just been released, and an album, Kiss Me Once, will follow later this week.
Despite insisting performing and making music is her raison d'Ítre, she admitted her superstardom can be alienating and fear of loneliness is one of her "things".
"I definitely have moments where I'm even quite morose. Everyone has to do it; you have to go down sometimes.
"I can feel quite lonely, even if my family was round I think my job and my lifestyle is not something that everyone can relate to."
Another downside to global fame as a pop star is the behaviour of some paparazzi photographers, Minogue added.
Although she admitted press attention is "part and parcel of this lifestyle", some photographers "can sometimes make you feel like your house has been robbed".
She said: "I remember years ago I was walking home from somewhere, I was walking down my street, alone and two guys leap out, hoodies and all this and I didn't know they were photographers and I'm like 'what's about to happen?' and it was totally fine to just be leaping, kind of harassing me."