I don't know what's poisoned Chrissie Hynde's mind more, her drug and alcohol-infused lifestyle or working in a patriarchal male-dominated industry for all those years. But whatever the case, her thought-process is dangerously warped. In a recent interview with the Sunday Times to plug her new rock memoir Reckless, The Pretenders' frontwoman caused a shit-storm with controversial and precarious statements insinuating that women can be at fault for their own rape.

"If you don't want to entice a rapist, don't wear high heels so you can't run from him. If you're wearing something that says 'Come and fuck me', you'd better be good on your feet," she said, before concluding with: "I don't think I am saying anything controversial, am I?"

Well Chrissie, the fact that you don't even know that your comments are hazardous tells me enough about you to feel sorry for you. You are 63-years-old and not only do you "take full responsibility" for the things that happened to you throughout your fast-paced life, but you really do believe that you're undoubtedly the one to blame.

I feel bad for you.

Within the pages of Reckless, Hynde recounts how an Ohio motorcycle gang, who had promised to take her to a party, forced the then 21-year-old to perform sexual acts on them, after bringing her to an abandoned house instead. When asked by the Times about the particular horrific story, Hyde stated that because she had been intoxicated and chose to associate herself with the group, it was completely her own fault. "Technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility," the singer said. "You can't paint yourself into a corner and then say whose brush is this? You have to take responsibility. I mean, I was naive. They're motorcycle guys! If you play with fire, you get burnt. It's not any secret, is it?"

But Chrissie, the thing is however, is that women are not to blame for their own sexual assault no matter what circumstances may have made them more vulnerable to the male gaze. It doesn't matter what they're wearing. Who they surround themselves with. If they've had a few too many drinks. If they popped a Molly. How sexually promiscuous they've been in the past. All non-factors. All rape. All not the victim's fault.

If you want to take responsibility for the terrible things that happened to you, that's your unfortunate decision. But don't poison the minds of young women and even men reading your words, by spewing ignorance with that dangerous victim-blaming mentality that continues to corrupt public perception. When you say things like "Who else's fault can it be?" it's no longer about feeling sorry for you, as you've participated in putting the safety of young women in danger with your ignorant comments that only further perpetuate rape culture.

So Chrissie, please understand that although your comments are controversial, they're more importantly unsafe. Stop victim blaming, but even more so, maybe it's time to take a deeper look at your life, beyond what's going to sell books, and finally stop blaming yourself.

Take care.