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“Blurred Lines” is, like, so three months ago. But that hasn’t stopped the student union at University College London (UCLU) from banning the song from playing at school events.
Like the University of Edinburgh — another college that banned the song along with five other UK schools — the student union at UCLU believes Robin Thicke’s catchy ditty glorifies date rape and thus isn’t appropriate for the school to play. Said Susana Antubam, a campus Woman’s Officer, “[The song is] a monstrosity of phrases rapists have been known to use against victims.” In fact, according to the BCC, a DJ had to apologize recently because he played ”Blurred Lines” at the school’s Frat Party night event. Keep reading »
This is so sickening I can’t even make any jokes about Florida (and that’s saying something): a 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly beating a minor relative for 40 minutes with a switch while he “played the Robin Thicke song ‘Blurred Lines,’ striking her with the switch to the beat of the music.” WHAT THE FUCK! Steven Grady Fillingham also videotaped part of the beating and sent it via text message to his (now ex-) girlfriend, who handed the video to police and wisely broke up with him. Fillingham somehow only managed to be booked on three counts of cruelty towards a child, despite the fact he is accused of other physical and mental abuse, like other beatings with a belt, forcing the child to shovel dirt for 90 minutes before being allowed to go to bed at 1:30 a.m., and making her hold heavy weights as punishment for being “lazy.” The child reported received the “Blurred Lines” beating because she had skipped school. Fortunately, she has now been placed with her mother.
What the fuck is wrong with people?!? Sometimes I am seriously convinced that people should have to get a license in order to be a parent or guardian. [Uproxx via Pensacola News Journal and The Smoking Gun]
It was bound to happen sooner or later: a college banned “Blurred Lines” from campus for being too rapey-sounding.
The student union of University of Edinburgh banned the Robin Thicke song as part of a policy called “End Rape Culture & Lad Banter On Campus,” which is seeking to make the campus safer sexually. Students apparently became aware of the song after it was played by a school DJ last weekend, who was instructed by a campus employee to “fade” the song. Keep reading »
Why did it take comedian Eliot Glazer playing Robin Thicke for me to realize how sleazy this guy looks? The gelled hair, the aviator sunglasses, the one-too-open-buttons shirt … I know that’s maybe not the point of this “Robin Thicke Talk Show” spoof, but I got some serious douchechills. [YouTube]
All anyone can talk about this morning is last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, particularly the performance from Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. It was essentially the final nail in the coffin of Miley’s childhood and established Thicke as the music industry’s resident pervy drunk uncle. Let’s review what went down… Keep reading »
Hands down, the best part about pop songs is the inevitable parodies that follow. It’s undeniable that “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer, so it’s without question that a San Diego news station would use the Robin Thicke song for their own parody music video. The staff of U-T TV filmed their very own “Blurred Lines” parody about San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by 16 different women, including constituents and many past employees. His most recent victim, a former employee, said Filner repeatedly asked her out on dates and one day grabbed her and kissed her on the lips. Ick. Keep reading »
Jimmy Fallon’s got his hands all up in your summer jams: here he is with The Roots and Robin Thicke covering the oh-so-catchy “Blurred Lines.” Sounds pretty good with a kiddie xylophone, don’t you think? Thank you, Robin, for finally explaining what rhymes with “hug me”: rugby. [YouTube]
Robin Thicke’s new album, Blurred Lines, is out today and to promote it, he performed on “The Today Show” this morning. When he was done makin’ it rain, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie asked him about the controversy surrounding the song “Blurred Lines”, namely that some critics think the lyrics are a bit, well, rapey. I happen to disagree — I love the song and think the lyrics are being misconstrued — but Robin Thicke really didn’t win any additional points with me with his asinine response to whether the song objectifies women. “…if you listen to the lyrics it says, ‘That man is not your maker.’ … It’s actually a feminist movement in itself. It’s saying that women and men are equals as animals and as power — you know, in power, and that we’re all supposed to just — it doesn’t matter whether you’re a good girl or a bad girl. You can still have a good time.” Yeah, yeah, that’s all fine and good, but “Blurred Lines” is a “feminist movement”? Thicke, please. [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
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