The Pretenders' legendary frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has recently been under fire following her controversial remarks regarding rape by implyng that victims are partially responsible when it happens (you can read our article on the subject here).

Hynde has since commented on the criticism, elaborating her point of view in an interview with the Washington Post: "Sounds like common sense... If you don't want my opinion, don't ask me for it," she said, when journalist Geoff Edgers read Hynde's own comments to her. "At the moment, we're in one of the worst humanitarian crises in our lifetime. [You see that picture of] a Turkish policeman carrying the body of a 3-year-old boy who got washed up on the shore. These are the heartbreaking images we have and we're talking about millions of displaced persons and people whose families have been destroyed and we're talking about comments that I allegedly made about girls in their underwear."

"I'm not saying I was asking for it," she added, discussing the biker gang incident she talks about in her memoir Reckless, and which triggered the whole situation. "It wasn't the same as walking down a street in the middle of a nice evening and somebody dragging you into a bush with a knife in your throat."

Read the interview in full here.