10/08/2011 09:49 BST | Updated 10/10/2011 06:12 BST

Spice Girl Mel C Calls On Umbrella Star Rihanna To Reign In Her Raunchy, Sexy Image And Consider Young Fanbase

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Mel C has called on Rihanna to think about the impact her sexy image could be having on her young fans, according to reports.

Former Spice girl Mel, 37, admitted she was a fan of the Good Girl Gone Bad singer, but said the star should take her impressionable followers into account.

"We always sat down as a group, be it in photoshoots, videos, interviews, and if somebody felt something was inappropriate for our young fans, we did something about it," the mother-of-one was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.

"I think that's something young people in the music industry today, like Rihanna, should do now."

Mel - who is mum to daughter Scarlet, with her property developer partner Thomas Starr - added: "Rihanna has responsibility and although culture's always changing, it's changed too much. It needs to be dealt with."