When it comes down to marketing and the entertainment business, sex sells. Though some artist like to play devil’s advocate when it comes to embracing their “inner sexuality.” Several female stars like Rihanna, Donna Summers, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and even Beyonce have made a show of their sexy side time and time again.
Even Chloe Bailey, for instance, has managed to go mainstream in a matter of a few raunchy-filled videos and performances. She’s been criticized to no end for her hyper-sexualized image. Even so, she claims she’s just being herself and embracing her body. However, the question still remains: is Chloe Bailey trying too hard to become a sex-symbol?
Chloe Bailey Puts Her Sexiness On Full Display
Chloe Bailey is having the time of her life with her new solo career. Since parting ways with her sister Halle Bailey, the artist has been dropping hit records that show her tapping into her sexy side. In one sense, she’s embracing her natural body and loving her curves. Her message of body positivity comes as an inspiration to thousands of women, especially curvy or plus size women who are often criticized over their bodies. Chloe Bailey herself used to be insecure about her natural curves and often body-shammed by internet trolls. Fortunately, the Grown-ish star has clapped back at the haters.
Now the artist stands up for herself, she even defends her sexuality. During a 2021 interview with Taraji P. Henson on her Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind With Taraji, Bailey stated, “I’m not doing anything bad; I’m just loving and appreciating my body and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.” The singer has finally learned to accept the body she’s been given.
Is She Doing Too Much For The Cameras?
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Though, her messages of body positivity haven’t stopped the hate mail from pouring in. She’s received criticism far and wide from onlookers and critics. Most even believe her Instagram posts and TikTok challenges are for “male attention” or “selling sex to gain stardom.” Chloe Bailey has denied these claims several times in the media.
While she’s not purposefully hyper-sexualizing herself, there are times when the star does often come off too strong. Furthermore, there’s been countless examples of the singer “doing too much,” such as her 2021 “Thank You” note to fans. The posted video featured the singer in a lingerie number, sucking a lollipop seductively. She did all of this to say thank you to her fans for following her?
Other examples include her infamous Silhouette TikTok Dance Challenge and various videos of her dancing on Instagram. Perhaps the artist is practicing self-love. However, some of her dance videos and choices of content come off too forced.
Female Artists Who’ve Expressed Their Sexuality
Other female artists have been in the same position as Chloe Bailey, including her mentor Beyonce. Queen Bey has remained a huge inspiration to the young star. In fact, she’s gone on record to say that the Renaissance singer gave her the confidence to love her body.
Of course, Beyonce has forever remained the ultimate symbol of body positivity. She’s reminded the world several times over that all bodies are beautiful and come in all shapes and sizes. However, Beyonce’s portrayal of her sexuality has also been heightened throughout her career. Tracks like “Check Up On It,” “Bootylicious,” “Drunk In Love” and especially, “Cell Phone” feature the artist performing scandalous moves.
Even artists like Donna Summer and Rihanna have often displayed hyper-sexual tendencies during performances. In particular, Rihanna’s “S&M” has been banned in several countries.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where sex sells and makes the big bucks. Arguably, it’s wrong that female artists like Chloe Bailey have to use their femininity to get a paycheck.