Robin Thicke’s song, ‘Blurred Lines,’ is so catchy it could wind up being the song of the summer. But some people are saying that line “I know you want it” could promote dangerous behavior towards women.
Robin Thicke says, “We tried to do everything that was taboo. People say, “Hey, do you think it’s degrading to women?” I’m like, “Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women. So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, “Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around.” He says, “All three of us are happily married with children, so we were like, “We’re the perfect guys to make fun of this.”
Robin recently revealed that his wife Paula Patton loves the video, and was totally on board with it. “Some of it was my wife’s idea. My wife is an artist first and wife second,” he told the Daily Star.
Thicke explained: “It is mostly throwaway fun, but naturally Pharrell and I – being in love with our wives, having kids and loving our mothers – we have a lot of respect for women. So the way we were seeing it is, ‘I know man tries to domesticate you but you’re an animal, you are just like any man’. It is also about the blurred line between a good girl and bad girl, people who want to get naughty.”
He added that having topless women draping themselves over him in the video is not sexist.
He joked: “If that’s sexism then so is everything inside the Louvre.”
He’s got a point. ; )
Editor’s note: We LOOOOOOOVE this song. No question that it’s the song of the summer. It’s just FUN. Listen, and you’ll surely agree:
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