Robin Thicke defends hit song Blurred Lines

It may be one of this summer’s most popular songs, but Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has received criticism from sexual awareness charity, Rape Crisis, over its provocative theme. In a new interview with BBC’s Radio 1, the 36-year-old R&B singer responded to the the group’s allegations that the lyrics and music video “uses misogynistic language and imagery that many people would find not only distasteful or offensive but also really quite old fashioned.” In defense of the song, Thicke clarified the meaning behind its lyrics. “For me it’s about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we’re the same,” he explained. “And the other side, which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them.” As for the uncensored version of the music video, which was banned from YouTube for featuring topless models, Thicke revealed that his wife, actress Paula Patton, helped in his decision making. “My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don’t think we should put out the naked version. And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said, ‘You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'” ~Alfonso Espina

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  1. MovieBuff • July 10, 2013 @ 3:57 PM

    Great free PR, as I think he might need the media spotlight to help his career somewhat.

  2. David • July 11, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

    Of all the songs that have been put out that have offensive language, voilence, or sexual content, they choose to focus on this one? Give me a break.

  3. Christina • July 11, 2013 @ 1:30 PM

    To be honest, this song is not catchy. It is super annoying. It also sounds rapey, and it disgusts me when they play this at my work (which is a FAMILY restaurant).

  4. […] Robin Thicke has broken his silence on his father Alan Thicke‘s untimely passing on Tuesday (Dec. 14). […]

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