More about: All Saints. All Saints have revealed that they were asked by producers to remove their tops, and eventually forced to lower them to give the appearance of being topless, on an episode of Top Of The Pops. Their first incarnation though, was hardly a smooth ride. Perhaps more shockingly, she also recalled an incident that occurred during a taping for Top Of The Pops. We ended up having to compromise with the producers. We dropped our tops to here [indicating her armpits] so it would look like we were topless.
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All Saints have revealed the sexism they faced as an all-girl group in the late s, including being pressured to go topless on Top of the Pops. The group, who recently reformed after a decade apart, said they were told if they did not remove their tops, they would be cut from the popular BBC programme. In an interview with the BBC , the group — made up of Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt and sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton — said producers wanted to shoot the band from the shoulders up to create the illusion they were performing naked. We ended up having to compromise with the producers.
The band have opened up about the rampant sexism they encountered during the height of their fame in the late '90s. All Saints have opened up about the rampant sexism they encountered as a girl band performing in the late '90s. Speaking to The BBC , they particularly recalled a disturbing incident which took place during the taping for an episode of Top of the Pops ; when they were asked to remove their tops so they could be shot from the shoulders up, giving viewers the impression they were performing in the nude. So many artists have carefully sculpted their sexuality in a way which most suits their own sense of self expression; yet, for every Lady Gaga, there's a female artist being pressurised to sexualise herself in ways she may not feel comfortable with.