Sydney Sweeney Addresses Claims of Objectification in The Rolling Stones’ “Angry” Video
In September, The Rolling Stones introduced their upcoming album, Hackney Diamonds, accompanied by a video for the song “Angry,” featuring actress Sydney Sweeney. The visual portrayed vintage images of the band performing on billboards while Sweeney, dressed in chaps and a corset, danced and sang along while cruising down Sunset Boulevard in a convertible. Some observers raised concerns about potential sexual objectification in the video, prompting a response from Sweeney in a recent Glamour interview.
Sweeney expressed her positive experience filming the video, stating, “I felt hot. I picked my own outfit out of racks and racks of clothes. I felt so good in it.”
Addressing the claims of sexual objectification,Sydney Sweeney responded:
“One of the questions I get is, ‘Are you a feminist?’ I find empowerment through embracing the body that I have. That’s sexy and strong, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I’m in a Rolling Stones video. How cool and iconic is that? I felt so good. All the moves, everything I was doing was all freestyle. I mean, who else gets to roll around on the top of a convertible driving down Sunset Boulevard with police escorts? It’s the cool things in this career that I had no idea I’d get to do.”
This follows criticism from Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, who voiced disapproval of the video, stating, “I listened to their new song and watched this horrible music video showing them at different stages of their lives on billboards. And this young woman objectified. What the hell is this? There’s something completely disconnected.”