Oh Scary, you’ve really put your foot in it this time.
You know how the Spice Girls were all about girl power? And Mel B, a.k.a Scary Spice, was one of the most popular Spice Girls? Yeah, well she’s really undone all of that good work with some, er, misguided comments about feminism.
She just proudly told the world that, wait for it, she’s NOT a feminist.
Yep, you read that right. Mel B, the queen of the ’90s girl power movement, is NOT a feminist. Well, at least that’s what she wants you to think.
In an interview with The London Times, the 39-year-old confessed that she doesn’t really like to call herself a feminist: “I wouldn’t call myself a feminist.
“I try to live by the girl-power motto. It’s about believing in yourself, no matter how bad a day you’re having, and lending your support to other women,” she added. “It’s empowering to have that camaraderie with other women.”
Wait, hold up. That’s pretty much what a feminist is Mel.
We think she is a little bit confused when it comes to the definition of feminism. Correction: we know Mel B is
a little bit incredibly wrong about the definition of feminism.
It appears that for all her talk of being tough, Scary Spice can’t bring herself to come out and say she supports equality for women. You might recall a similar declaration coming from The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting last year, for which she later apologised.
Too many famous women seem hung up on getting as far away from the F-word as humanly possible. Lest they be contaminated by the urge to protest for equal pay. Beacuse that would be terrible.
Where’s Beyonce when you need her?
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