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Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013

Frisky Rant: On The Great Robin Thicke Feminist Knee-Jerk Fiasco Of 2013
Rejected Robin Thicke Songs
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Announce That They’re Separating
Songs about Paula Patton that did not make the cut, unforch. Read More »

The first time I really listened to the lyrics of “Blurred Lines,” I was like, “This is my JAM!” It only took a few minutes of Googling and reading my favorite feminist blogs, though, before I started becoming horrified and dismayed at the feminist community’s reaction to the song. The Daily Beast kicked off a knee-jerk party by calling it a “rape song,” and from there it was over. Feminist blog after feminist blog started jumping on the bandwagon, then the fervor spread to major news outlets, and all summer I was mired in language that made me feel excluded from a community into which I’ve invested not only my time and energy, but also my identity.

Let me be clear, Robin Thicke as a person seems like a giant douchenozzle and his latest album is pathetic. But I looooove “Blurred Lines.” The accusation that it’s “rapey” is unfounded if you look at the entire song in context: It’s about two sexually expressive people flirting. That’s it. At no point in the song does the male narrator imply that he’s willing or going to bypass consent. The idea that it’s about the “blurred lines of consent” was projected onto it by people who came to the song with prior hangups. The “blurred line” he’s referring to is the line of knowing or not knowing if the person you’re flirting with is into you. Like, “I’m pretty sure I know you want it, but you haven’t expressly said so, so we’re still in this hazy flirting territory.” He doesn’t say — at all, ever — “I know you want it, and whether or not that’s actually true, I’m going to take it.” But nonetheless, that’s what it was made out to be. Keep reading »

The Woman From The “Blurred Lines” Music Video Runs & Hides When That Song Comes On

  • Emily Ratajkowski, the very attractive young woman from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, says that when the song comes on in a bar she runs into the bathroom to hide. I don’t blame her. [Celebuzz]
  • Gary Oldman’s publicist is defending an interview with Playboy in which he defended Mel Gibson and made comments about Philip Seymour Hoffman being fat, among other gems. “In this interview Gary is doing what many intelligent people do: he is illustrating the absurd by being absurd,” says his publicist. Uh huh. [UK Yahoo]
  • R. Kelly has finally spoken about his 14-year-old Jaya, who has come out as a transgender boy and changed his name to Jay. And, it would seem, R. Kelly isn’t so into it. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

Michael Fassbender Dances To “Blurred Lines,” Gives Robin Thicke A Run For His Money

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Michael Fassbender Knows You Want It

So, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy are in a movie together? Some kind of “X-Men” thing? I don’t know, I don’t really care. The important thing is, the hunky trio hit up the “The Graham Norton Show” together and performed the dance moves from “Blurred Lines.”  Robin Thicke had better watch his slimy back. Fassy’s got those moves down***. And he is way hotter, if I do say so myself. [YouTube]

***Given Michael Fassbender’s rumored past history of domestic abuse and the fact that some people think that “Blurred Lines” is a song condoning rape culture, I realize not everyone may share my glee at his dance moves. However, let’s just appreciate a silly video, shall we?

DJ Banned After Playing “Blurred Lines” At A North Carolina Bar

Defending "Blurred Lines"
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Is the song "rapey"? Read More »
"Blurred" Is Feminist
Robin Thicke Says "Blurred Lines" Is A "Feminist Movement"
... says Robin Thicke, who seems kind of dumb. Read More »
"Blurred Lines" Parody
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News station parodies "Blurred Lines" asking Filner to resign. Read More »
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A University of North Carolina student’s complaints about the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” successfully got a DJ banned from playing a Chapel Hill bar again. Here’s how it went down. Keep reading »

Artist Creates Fembot That Dances To “Blurred Lines” And It’s Exactly As Creepy As You’d Expect

Hellllppppppp!
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It Speaks And Makes Eye Contact Too.

Artist Jordan Wolfson seemingly tapped into the deepest fears of my childhood when he created this dancing doll, which is currently on display at NYC’s David Zwirner Art Gallery. The thing that makes the fembot — which gyrates to a warped version of “Blurred Lines” – even more terrifying than the animatronic band members of the Rock-afire Explosion that frightened me in my youth is the fact that the creature makes eye contact and speaks to patrons (in Wolfon’s voice) about existential stuff. The mask and the pole coming out of its chest don’t exactly put me at ease either.  Keep reading »

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Announce That They’re Separating

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Announce That They’re Separating

Well, I can’t say I saw this one coming. After 10 years of marriage, and a relationship that stems back to when they were teenagers, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton have announced their separation. The couple issued a joint statement to People magazine, saying, “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.” The pair seemed pretty enamored with each other, at least during public appearances, though I can’t help but wonder if Thicke’s sudden fame (thanks to the success of “Blurred Lines”) had an impact. Sigh. Another one bites the dust, I guess. [People]

Yet Another Teen Auctions Off Her Virginity For Big Bucks

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University College London’s Student Union Bans “Blurred Lines”

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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 »

Some Psycho In Florida Beat A Child To The Tune Of “Blurred Lines”

Defending "Blurred Lines"
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Is the song "rapey"? Read More »
Robin Thicke's NSFW Vid
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It's got nipples, lambs and Pharrel. Read More »
Oh Please, Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke Says "Blurred Lines" Is A "Feminist Movement"
"Blurred Lines" is a good song but it's not a "feminist movement." Read More »
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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]

“Blurred Lines” Model Emily Ratajkowski Joins The Cast Of “Gone Girl”

Defending "Blurred Lines"
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Is the song "rapey"? Read More »
Robin Thicke's NSFW Vid
robin thicke blurred lines
It's got nipples, lambs and Pharrel. Read More »
Oh Please, Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke Says "Blurred Lines" Is A "Feminist Movement"
"Blurred Lines" is a good song but it's not a "feminist movement." Read More »
  • Emily Ratajkowski, better known as one of the models from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video, has been cast in “Gone Girl” as Nick’s college student girlfriend. Ben Affleck will be playing Nick, while Rosamund Pike is playing Amy.  [Digital Spy]
  • Did you catch the part where Chris Harrison got booed at the Miss America pageant? [US Weekly]
  • Behold, the 12 most outrageous FCC complaints about Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the VMAs. [BuzzFeed]
  • One of the Duggar girls might be getting shacked up on the next season of “19 Kids & Counting.” Jessa Duggar, 20, is only allowed to side-hug her 18-year-old fella. [People]
  • Meet Ania Lewiska, who is on a quest to have sex with 100,000 men. [VICE] Keep reading »
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