Singer Chrissie Hynde suggests ‘women are to blame if they are raped’

SINGER Chrissie Hynde has caused outrage after suggesting that women are to blame if they are raped while dressed provocatively.

“If I’m walking around in my underwear and I’m drunk … Who else’s fault can it be?” the singer said in an interview with the Sunday Times magazine in the UK.

Social media was sent into a frenzy after the comments were made, with victim groups bombarding Twitter and Facebook with commentary.


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“If I’m walking around and I’m very modestly dressed and I’m keeping to myself and someone attacks me, then I’d say that’s his fault.

“But if I’m being very lairy and putting it about and being provocative, then you are enticing someone who’s already unhinged … that’s just common sense,” the 63-year-old Pretenders singer said.

In her recent autobiography, Reckless, Hynde recalls how she was forced to perform sexual acts on members of an Ohio motorcycle gang when she was just 21.

Hynde admits she was on drugs at the time and thought they were taking her to a party, however they took her to an abandoned warehouse.

“Technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility,” she said.

“You know if you don’t want to entice a rapist, don’t wear high heels so you can’t run from him.”

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