“Someone like Beyonce, who I think is a fantastic musician, a beautiful voice as true as a bell,” 79-year-old Germaine Greer began.
“Umm, why has she always got to be f***ing naked and have her t**s hanging out? Why?” she continued.
“I’m not saying you have to keep your clothes on but why is sexual display part of the job? I might as well ask that question to a barmaid who says she doesn’t get any tips if she doesn’t show cleavage.”
The controversial remarks were also directed at female sports athletes, who Greer criticised for not being fully clothed.
“Why do women athletes have to be naked? I watched bloody figure-skating and the woman is virtually naked,” she said.
“She has got a few wisps of cloth and the man is in evening dress. You think nakedness is usually a sign of submission – it’s a sign of inequality.”
Greer has also provided her provocative voice to the Weinstein conversation, stating that the women who claimed they were raped by the movie mogul were “career rapees”.
“If you spread your legs because he said ‘be nice to me and I’ll give you a job in a movie’ then I’m afraid that’s tantamount to consent, and it’s too late now to start whingeing about that,” Greer said in an interview with Fairfax Media.
Greer’s latest book titled On Rape is set for publication this September, where she details her opinionated observations.