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In This Moment singer Maria Brink attempts to redefine the word "whore"

Monday, September 23, 2013 3:58 PM PT
Alternative metal band In This Moment have just sent their new single "Whore" to radio. The song is from the band's latest Century Records release Blood, which was released in August of 2012 where it debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 selling over 20,000 copies the first week. If you know anything about In This Moment, you probably know that it's fronted by voluptuous singer, Maria Brink.

Brink has never been shy about using her body for attention, frequently donning provocative clothing for photo shoots. However, she apparently wants to turn the tables on those who question her motives. In fact, she is now attempting to rebrand the word "whore," having created the term Women Honoring One another Rising Eternally. And as you can see below, Brink has made some sort of statement via the single's artwork.

Brink explains, "I decided to pose nude for the visual art for 'Whore' to evoke a raw vulnerable emotion. The word WHORE written down my back, and the dunce cap symbolize me placing myself on the stake for those who are suffering and I can only hope to encourage at least one person to find the self worth and love they deserve to transcend out of a painful situation into a beautiful one. It is about finding our power and taking a stand. We are resilient beings and need to realize our incredible strengths. I will not bow down to others perceptions of me; I will only rise in the name of art, love and music... I am so proud and excited for the world to hear Whore! This is an honest and raw movement that needs to be heard! The message behind this song is taking back control. It is about taking the power from a disgusting and degrading word and turning it back around on the accuser. It's about self empowerment, love, and liberation."

Perhaps I'm being cynical, but Brink seems to be walking a fine line here - blatantly using sex to sell music, but at the same time claiming that she's doing it for the betterment of women. Does that fly? I don't know. I'm not sure if she's a hero or a hypocrite.


Maria Brink attempts to redefine whore



Comments (32) post new comment
anonymous 9/23/2013 4:27:38 PM

trying too hard to sell albums, keep your clothes on please.


anonymous 9/23/2013 4:32:57 PM

what a whore


anonymous 9/23/2013 4:35:18 PM

Dat ass doe?!


anonymous 9/23/2013 4:41:11 PM

I wish my face was that seat.


anonymous 9/23/2013 5:10:11 PM

I don't understand why a woman being naked has to directly translate to "sex". Shes not being sexy, shes not using fun to sell records. Shes created a piece of art out of her body to convey a message. People (you lambgoat) who immediately relate this to using her naked body as a "sex sells" gimmick are the exact people/mindframe she is lashing out against. It's ok to be naked people. You're not far off from a right wing republican state of mind. fcking Pathetic.


anonymous 9/23/2013 6:43:57 PM

she's not using fun to sell records? Ok, you're in denial. You are a promiscuous woman, I presume. This band would have 10 fans if she wasn't out front sporting her cleavage all the time.


anonymous 9/23/2013 6:45:06 PM

sif tricks


anonymous 9/23/2013 6:52:35 PM

Yep! I see one


anonymous 9/23/2013 7:48:55 PM

huge no care about what stupid reason she got naked. nice ass. sucky music though.


anonymous 9/23/2013 9:00:32 PM

I once shouted "show us your t*ts" at a show one time. She didn't do it. Must not be that committed to the cause.


anonymous 9/23/2013 10:03:49 PM

A whore who is trying to redefine the word "whore" because she's super buttmad about being a whore


bellini 9/23/2013 11:28:51 PM

"You love me for everything you hate me for." How deep. The only difference between this bitch and every other big-breasted, tattooed porn star is they thankfully only have the dck in their hand and not a microphone. If you have even heard of this band before this fcking "news" posting eat shit.


anonymous 9/24/2013 12:39:52 AM

NBHNC


anonymous 9/24/2013 2:24:32 AM

I'd dip my balls in her .... Couldn't care less about the music though


anonymous 9/24/2013 3:20:01 AM

Just do porn already because your band sucks


anonymous 9/24/2013 5:11:23 AM

Are you fcking kidding me even Emmure shouldn't be on this.


anonymous 9/24/2013 7:40:02 AM

If it needs to be heard by everyone, put it on the Internet for free. Oh wait you want to make money, and that's why you're naked on the cover for a single. Not even an album. Suck 7 dcks you skank.


gorillatriscuits 9/24/2013 8:03:46 AM

Um yea. A whore is a whore. Since the dawning of time. A bitch is a bitch. A slut is a slut. A whore is a whore. Thats that. Using it as art just makes you look like an idiot. Express your "ART" thru your "MUSIC". Idiots.


anonymous 9/24/2013 8:32:34 AM

whoreable


anonymous 9/24/2013 8:37:38 AM

ring or no ring, a ho gon' be a ho


anonymous 9/24/2013 9:31:45 AM

Not surprising from a woman who used to be a stripper in Upstate New York


Get_Some 9/24/2013 11:18:39 AM

All I see here is her farting whilst naked.


anonymous 9/24/2013 11:46:58 AM

i'd throw a hot dog down THAT hallway!!!!\(*)/


adamsuperfan 9/24/2013 12:50:29 PM

Sex is Awesome, and should be celebrated.


pandemon 9/24/2013 3:27:05 PM

This band is goddamn fcking terrible. At least they have a smoking hot singer to give them some kind of appeal.


anonymous 9/24/2013 10:23:24 PM

Yeah, ok. No airbrush for this busted nu metal dame = no thanks. http://robertmcchesney.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/mariabrink3rdannualrevolvergoldengoddvowoeer-fl.jpg


anonymous 9/25/2013 3:10:31 AM

Never heard of them before this, now I wish I hadn't. I listened to one song, and it's fcking awful.


anonymous 9/25/2013 5:41:33 AM

If nothing else that acronym is a serious reach.


genghisjohn 9/26/2013 9:19:33 PM

Lady fcking Gaga. With emphasis on the "fcking".


ed_money 2/5/2014 2:19:12 PM

Why is this pig talking? In This Moment is a joke.


ed_money 2/5/2014 3:04:28 PM

And pushing the back fat in with your palms is one way to hide a bloated physique.


anonymous 2/21/2015 2:20:41 PM

I love how everybody is so mad an yet nobody thinks of the pretty reckless cover an other bands with plenty of naked people. Stop criticizing an enjoy the first amendment for freedom of speech an freedom of expression.