Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is spending its second week at number one and is now getting heavy criticism for being a “pro-rape” song.
In an interview with GQ, Thicke did say ‘We tried to do … everything that is completely derogatory towards women,’ “We tried to do everything that was taboo,” he told GQ on May 7, “bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women.”
Hmm. Keep in mind that Robin Thicke is married and Pharrell is engaged to be married. T.I. is also married.
The NY Daily News spoke with other bloggers about the song. “The fact that they are all married with kids does not make it OK for him to say these things or depict them in a song,” another blogger, Liz Terry, wrote. “Songs like this are dangerous.”
The video is also being attacked, at least the unedited version that points out that “Robin Thicke has a bid d*ck” and the all nude women in the video. Also the lyrics of “I know you want it” and “I’ll tear your a** in two.”
In the GQ interview, Thicke added: “What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman,” he continued. “I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.”
What I’ve mostly noticed when posting this song here and the responses on Twitter and Facebook is that it seems women are digging this song more than men. Perhaps I am wrong.