“[Critics are] entitled to say whatever they want,” Hynde said. “Do I regret saying it? I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.”
Hynde, best known as the frontwoman for The Pretenders, caused an uproar over the weekend in an interview with the Sunday Times. The musician, who’s promoting her memoir “Reckless: My Life as a Pretender,” recalled being sexually assaulted by a motorcycle gang at age 21 while on drugs, saying that the attack was her fault.
“If you play with fire you get burnt. It’s not any secret, is it?” Hynde offered.
“If you’re wearing something that says ‘Come and f–k me,’ you’d better be good on your feet … I don’t think I’m saying anything controversial am I?” she continued.
Hynde’s comments drew swift condemnation from Lucy Hastings, director of British charity group Victim Support.
“Victims of sexual violence should never feel or be made to feel that they were responsible for the appalling crime they suffered — regardless of circumstances or factors which may have made them particularly vulnerable,” Hastings said in a statement to The Guardian.
11 Controversial Outdoor Movie and TV Ads: From 'The Virginity Hit' to 'Ted 2' (Photos)
"The Road to Guantanamo" (2006) MPAA rules prohibit depictions of torture in movie posters, so the ads for "The Road to Guantanamo," set on a U.S. military base in Cuba, had to be reworked to remove the image of a detainee's head in a burlap sack
"Ted 2" (2015) Like the 2012 original, "Ted 2" heavily utilized raunch in its advertising, including posters showing Seth MacFarlane's teddy bear facing away from the camera and the words "Ted is coming, again"
"Magic Mike XXL" (2015) The sequel to Channing Tatum's male stripper movie "Magic Mike" upped the innuendo factor in it's advertising, using phrases like "Coming" and "Back to the Grind" on its posters.
"Captivity" (2007) Ads for the Elisha Cuthbert horror flick featuring images of the actress being kidnapped and tortured caused an outrage when they appeared on billboards around Los Angeles. The studio later explained that the wrong ads were sent to the printer
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008) Even the suggestion of oral sex in the posters for the Elizabeth Banks/Seth Rogen comedy was enough to get them banned by the MPAA
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"American Sniper" (2014) A West Los Angeles billboard for 2014's "American Sniper" was vandalized with graffiti reading "Murder!" after the movie received criticism for promoting war
"The Virginity Hit" (2010) Billboards for "The Virginity Hit" simply read, "Still a virgin?" with the number of a hotline to call for help, prompting campaigns for the posters to be removed
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (2011) David Fincher's adaptation of the Swedish novel drew criticism for its ads featuring Daniel Craig wrapping his arms around a topless Rooney Mara
"Diana" (2013) A poster for the Princess Diana biopic starring Naomi Watts was inadvertently placed just feet away from the site of her fatal car accident, causing an uproar and the poster's removal
"The Strain" (2014) Billboards for FX's horror series "The Strain" received a disgusted response on social media that was strong enough to convince the network to take them down
"Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" (2014) The posters for Bravo's first scripted series featured star Lisa Edelstein showing off her bare ring finger in a manner scandalous enough to get them banned from buses and subways in New York and Los Angeles.
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These posters and billboards have sparked outcry for depicting sex, violence and torture