Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Accused of Condoning Rape
Robin Thicke’s current single “Blurred Lines” f/ Pharrell and T.I. is sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
But not everyone is singing along.
A growing chorus of voices take issue with the song, and have even accused it of promoting rape.
From the Grio:
The song’s NSFW video features the three stars mingling with three topless dancing female models. Meanwhile, the song’s chorus, “Good girl, I know you want it,” have caused some to say the single promotes rape and is offensive to women.
Lisa Huyne, a west coast blogger who runs the site Feminist in LA, wrote a post asking: “Has anyone heard Robin Thicke’s new rape song?”
Huyne then goes on to write, “Basically, the majority of the song (creepily named “Blurred Lines”) has the R&B singer murmuring ‘I know you want it’ over and over into a girl’s ear. Call me a cynic, but that phrase does not exactly encompass the notion of consent in sexual activity.”
Check out the video and an excerpt of some of the lyrics in question:
Good girl/I know you want it/I know you want it/I know you want it/You’re a good girl/Can’t let it get past me/You’re far from plastic/Talk about getting blasted/I hate these blurred lines/I know you want it/I know you want it/I know you want it/But you’re a good girl/The way you grab me/Must wanna get nasty/Go ahead, get at me