Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox told ITV's Tonight programme that artists should act responsibly as role models to children.
She said: "Liberation always comes with responsibility. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. I just think in a way that you have profited in a way from that young audience and then you are just like 'I will do what I like'. I don't think that's fair. I think it is exploitative."
Watch the Tonight programme 'Pop, Sex and Videotape' - Thursday, 7.30pm on ITV
More top news
Unpaid internships should be banned to prevent young people missing out on jobs in top professions, a new report has said.
The study by the National Childbirth Trust and National Federation of Women's Institutes found a lack of staff left some women frightened.
Extracts released by 10 Downing Street suggest Mrs May will say the UK will not settle for a "half-in, half-out" policy.