I watched The Voice last year for the very first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was let down only by the simpering Kylie, draping herself provocatively over every young man within a ten metre radius.
This season then I was looking forward to something different, so imagine my despair when it turned out that Rita Ora was even worse. Seriously, did you see her with the firefighter? It was pathetic.
It’s not just pathetic, it’s actually offensive. If she was a man behaving this way with women would we think it was acceptable? What would we have to say to a man who felt it appropriate to go up onto the stage and start touching one of the contestants in a bid to secure them for his team?
This is the woman of course who last year actually ripped off Zac Efron’s shirt on stage at an award ceremony, so we should have known what to expect. What is the matter with this woman? If a man decides he fancies a look at a woman’s breasts and rips her top off in public for a look is that now totally fine??
(I am not going to put a picture of the incident in here, although the internet is plastered with it because obviously it’s completely acceptable behaviour.)
It’s so frustrating to watch as a woman. How can we properly fight against the objectification of women with people like Rita Ora going around behind us undoing years of campaigning for equality, for a society where people aren’t judged on their looks or gender?
How must the contestants feel when the only thing she can think to say is how handsome they are? This isn’t a beauty parent – these people are hear to be judged on their voice. That’s the whole point of the show isn’t it? Her childish, sexist behaviour completely undermines the entire ethos of the programme.
You sense that even the other judges are starting to feel uncomfortable. There was a moment a few weeks ago where Rita was bleating on about some young boy being handsome and Ricky made a comment about how he turned for their voice, not because of their looks. Ouch.
I can’t be the only one who finds her ridiculous can I? What do you think of her as an addition to The Voice?