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    So Robin Thick got torn apart on twitter.

    What a pathetic bunch of whining ninnies. Why doesn't Dr Dre get torn apart for 'A ***** is a *****'? Why does Jay Z retain a saintly status despite '99 Problems'?

    It seems that if you want to write sexist lyrics, you have to rap them if you want to get away with it.

    Sure there's always been a few feminists that have spoken up against misogynistic rap lyrics, but there's never been such a public backlash as there has been for Blurred Lines.

    What makes the whole thing particularly stupid, is that the song clearly isn't even about rape.

    The song starts with Thicke singing about a woman and how she's been "domesticated" by her boyfriend but he wants to liberate her—essentially trying to talk a girl into leaving her boyfriend and getting wild with him. The lyrics say that they're dancing together and she's grabbing him (it says that SHE is grabbing HIM) but she has a boyfriend, and I believe the "blurred lines" refer to her wanting to get crazy with him but still feeling like she has to be a "good girl." Him saying "I know you want it" isn't supposed to be some sort of precursor to rape; sure, in a lot of contexts it's a very aggressive and unfortunate thing that is said to women, but people are taking it OUT of context related to this song specifically to make their own points. There is even a line in the song ("So I just watch and wait for you to salute / But you didn't pick") which clearly shows that he is waiting for HER consent, but people conveniently ignore that, too.

    There's no doubt Thicke is a sleazy ****, but I feel like this whole thing is pretty immature. Just another reason twitter is crap.
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    Did they give him something big enough to tear his ass in two?
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    People totally need to read and understand the lyrics first before makin statements like that I agree with king bradly :-) that while the lyrics are riskay for the audience it does portray an image that is alot lighter then what is bein imagined by people that dont understand and analyse the lyrics well or properly... lol

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    I don't even care.
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    (Original post by Tai Ga)
    I don't even care.
    You're probably right not to. The whole thing just bugs me for some reason.
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    i always laugh when i read his name....Thicke

    :rofl::woo::rave:
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    I think it's just sad that he's writing a whole freaking album dedicated to his wife after putting his career or his d*** or whatever in front of his love for her. I think the whole performance with Miley was way more shameful than the song Blurred Lines itself.
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    I think the fact this **** is news is sad. I couldn't care less about celebrities to be honest. Why don't they report real issues that are relevant to the average person?
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    (Original post by KingBradly)
    So Robin Thick got torn apart on twitter.

    What a pathetic bunch of whining ninnies. Why doesn't Dr Dre get torn apart for 'A ***** is a *****'? Why does Jay Z retain a saintly status despite '99 Problems'?

    It seems that if you want to write sexist lyrics, you have to rap them if you want to get away with it.

    Sure there's always been a few feminists that have spoken up against misogynistic rap lyrics, but there's never been such a public backlash as there has been for Blurred Lines.

    What makes the whole thing particularly stupid, is that the song clearly isn't even about rape.

    The song starts with Thicke singing about a woman and how she's been "domesticated" by her boyfriend but he wants to liberate her—essentially trying to talk a girl into leaving her boyfriend and getting wild with him. The lyrics say that they're dancing together and she's grabbing him (it says that SHE is grabbing HIM) but she has a boyfriend, and I believe the "blurred lines" refer to her wanting to get crazy with him but still feeling like she has to be a "good girl." Him saying "I know you want it" isn't supposed to be some sort of precursor to rape; sure, in a lot of contexts it's a very aggressive and unfortunate thing that is said to women, but people are taking it OUT of context related to this song specifically to make their own points. There is even a line in the song ("So I just watch and wait for you to salute / But you didn't pick") which clearly shows that he is waiting for HER consent, but people conveniently ignore that, too.

    There's no doubt Thicke is a sleazy ****, but I feel like this whole thing is pretty immature. Just another reason twitter is crap.

    Sorry buddy but the point still stands that this is a song that extremely objectifies women, and the backlash is justified. The line 'I know you want it' is repeated consistently throughout the song, and has caused anger because it is something commonly used in a rapist's defence in court, in that the victim wore clothing or acted in a way that led the attacker to believe that they wanted to sleep with them, which is meant to justify not waiting for consent. The 'blurred lines' can aldo directly refer to this, as Thicke isn't sure if she actually wants 'it' but goes ahead with it regardless. Also, T.I. plays his part with the lines "let me be the one man that you answer to/I (something) to tear that ass in two." The first line doesn't need to be explained (I hope) but the 'tear that ass in two' is used as a reference to how men 'surprise' women with penetrative anal sex, despite not receiving consent but misplacing trust by doing this during consensual vaginal sex.

    I see your point about rappers, but all of the examples you've given are fairly old, and a lot of new rap songs do not feature lyrics like this, with those that do coming under fire for doing so! For example, Beyoncé's 'Drunk in Love' features Jay Z saying "Eat the Cake Anna Mae...I'm Ike, Turner" which are all outright references to Tina Turner's abusive forner husband and their relationship. This has been criticised to the hills and back, and many places refuse to play it as a result. Also, the somewhat despicable Chris Brown song about Hoes being loyal has received a wealth of justified criticism, and that doesn't even glorify rape! It simply implies that women can be traded around by men, choosing to sleep with those that have the most money and that this defines their loyalty and ultimate worth. Disgusting.

    The would-be funny thing is that misogyny has always been a fairly prevalent factor in music. Think of The Beatles and how patronising their lyrics are to women, at least in the early days. Elvis is another offender, as are the Rolling Stones! However, theirs was a product of the time and environment, and is at least a non-threatening type of misogyny. This new **** is so out of place in modern society.
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    This has what modern feminism has devolved into, whining about silly crap.
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    He didn't really though :erm:


    He just didn't reply and some people made some funny jokes.
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    I think the fact this **** is news is sad. I couldn't care less about celebrities to be honest. Why don't they report real issues that are relevant to the average person?
    Agreed though I think Katie Hopkins being in the news atm is somewhat "relevant" - not the same "status" as Robin Thicke, but a celebrity nonetheless, even if she's a Z list celebrity
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    He knows he wants it.

    His music is ****e anyway, and this isn't news.
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    (Original post by Sanctimonious)
    I think the fact this **** is news is sad. I couldn't care less about celebrities to be honest. Why don't they report real issues that are relevant to the average person?
    As sad as it may be, this is probably relevant to the average person.
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    "The world my kids will grow up in is less safe because of Blurred Lines. How can you fix that @robinthicke@Pharrell? Delete it? #AskThicke"

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    Robin Thicke makes bile rise in my throat. he's almost 40 and acts like a horny teenage boy,
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    (Original post by arkhamz)
    This has what modern feminism has devolved into, whining about silly crap.
    Mate, do you even understand the concept of feminism?

    This isn't 'whining about silly crap.' Do you think the consistent objectifying of women is 'silly crap'? Do you think the current rape culture that has grown from it as a result is 'silly crap'? Imagine having a daughter and discovering that a man had had sex with her, despite her not wanting him to purely 'for a laugh' or because 'she wanted it and she knows it!' Better yet, imagine if it was the other way 'round, and you were submitted to the same behaviour. It's not always just penetrative sex either! Unwanted physical contact is just that, and women have had to put up with being the 'inferior' sex for centuries, objectified and considered to be there purely for the entertainment of men! Now there's a growing case for the eradication of sexism, and the media is the best place to start. Think of the movies, and how often you see a pair of breasts or a vagina, compared to how often you see a penis. In fact, nudity in movies is subject to gender law, with it being illegal to show an erect penis, yet a vagina or breasts is fine, because apparently only men watch films. Don't believe me? Pick ten films that have nudity that you're aware of, and then count how many pairs of breasts or female bums you see, compared with how much of the male body you see. Even Wolf of Wall Street, an academy award nominated film containing a 'heart throb' such as Leo DiCaprio contained stupid amounts of female nudity, compared to one shot of the side of Leo's bum.

    Just so you know, I'm a straight male in my early twenties with a lot of appreciation for the female form. I watch porn and I enjoy seeing women naked, but I don't enjoy how objectified they are all over the media, ESPECIALLY in music and lyrics, where many young, impressionable listeners are able to make their own conclusions as to what the lyrics mean.
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    I'm guessing by 'torn apart' it means a large group of haters with an 'everything is hatred towards women' attitude went on and ****ged him off, much like when the pro-Scottish Independence campaign went on twitter abusing JK Rowling for having an opinion

    The bull**** against this song, such as certain university student unions banning it from internally managed playlists for events, is going way too far. What people should be annoyed about is that the song's tune is a rip off.

    http://youtu.be/1GWMvCXdsG4?t=7m47s

    This is a piece of media. If it's perpetuating rape, it would be rape fantasies that many people have. It's also mentioning the 'hard to get' thing. It's all sexually persuasive. You'd think it would be graphic and violent if it was about real rape. People like complaining about things.
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    Don't understand why it's news.

    The tweets I've been seeing are ridiculous, though.
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    Why do PR people and management still think these are good ideas? Every single one I've ever seen has been hijacked by trolls wanting to make the next high-profile Buzzfeed article.
 
 
 
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