"Shoelaces with big boobs" is how KT Tunstall thinks of the unhealthy Heat magazine body archetype:
"It's very twisted that women are being bombarded with the idea that this is what they should look like.
"You're left feeling inadequate and with a general sense of low self-confidence.
"There's nothing wrong with a young person wanting to be famous and rich through doing something they're passionate about but it seems to be breeding this desire in younger people to get very, very famous and rich in anyway they possibly can."
We're not entirely sure we follow her morality here: is there a problem if you're passionate about making yourself look like a big-breasted stick? If it's okay to want to be rich, but not very, very rich, where is the cut-off point where richness becomes wrong.
Tunstall, of course, blames television:
"It's really fucked up.
"I don't have a television any more because reality TV just made me sick.
"It's very addictive. It hooks you in and you end up watching shit for hours."
Curious that "reality TV" makes her "sick" but she watches it for "hours" - presumably she'd angled her telly so she could see it from the bathroom. But while it's brave of KT to thjrow out her TV, if she was really that annoyed at what TV companies are doing, shouldn't she refuse to appear on networks which "pump out" these fucked up programmes? And, indeed, request her record company stops funding them by advertising her record in their commercial breaks? And ban all those reality TV shows which lob "Suddenly I See" on any package featuring a "beautiful girl"?
Or does her outrage only come into force when she's not on the receiving end of a benefit?