Barneys Creative Ambassador Suggests Rihanna, Miley Dabble in Porn [UPDATE]

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It probably isn’t the best time for anyone associated with Barneys to be passing any sort of judgment on other people, but when it rains it pours, and Barneys’ creative ambassador just poured a whole lot of crap out of his mouth.


According to the gleeful Page Six scribes, Barneys creative ambassador Simon Doonan opined recently on how singers such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus really ought to wear more clothes, because [insert something judgey about the line between pop music and pornography]:

There is a difference between pornography and pop music. It’s important . . . to keep that line in place.

Doonan went on to say (and the Post seems to be quoting him with a liberal use of the magical ellipsis) that if he were a singer, he would “probably wouldn’t be wearing a ball gag and a thong to perform . . . I’d wear a caftan like Joni Mitchell. If you wore that now, people would say, ‘Oh, what’s wrong with her, why isn’t she pulling her boobies out and exposing herself?’”

[Page Six]

UPDATE: Thanks to a diligent and well-timed tip, there's also this to add to the Simon Doonan-being-a-creep pile: the Oct. 23rd article (and inspiration for the quotes above) Doonan wrote for Slate entitled "Pop Stars Are Dressing Like Porn Stars." Doonan uses the phrase "hoochie hellhole," just in case you want to know what you'll be getting into.

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"Stop being sluts, woman of color and woman who does music associated with women of color! Be classy like this white lady who performs stereotypically 'white' music!"

Yeah, he and Barney's are a good fit.