Rihanna was photographed cavorting with her first boyfriend on a beach recently and Mel C, a mother of one, believes icons like Rihanna should send out more responsible messages.
She said: “ People have to take some responsibility because we've got to a point where over-sexualisation of young children has gone too far.
"I think music is a big part of that. Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. It is inappropriate.
"Rihanna has responsibility and although culture's always changing, it's changed too much. It needs to be dealt with. It's reached saturation point. We owe it to our kids to protect them.
"Rihanna's free to do as she pleases, of course, but I think her take on the criticism she's had is interesting.