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Robin Thicke Suggests Blurred Lines Is "Great Art" For "A Feminist Movement"

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As Helen Reddy said, “I am woman, get me naked hear me roar!”

This week, Robin Thicke told Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer that despite allegations of his hit, Blurred Lines, containing themes of rape and degradation of women, it’s actually an anthem of female empowerment!

Robin explains:

"That’s what great art does. It's supposed to stir conversation, it's supposed to make us talk about what's important and what the relationship between men and women is, but if you listen to the lyrics it says 'That man is not your maker.' It's actually a feminist movement in itself."

He forgot to mention the lyric “I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two,” and all the references to the woman being addressed in the song as a “bitch.”

But we can’t deny, the beat is CATCHY!

Robin continued:

"When we made the song, we had nothing but the most respect for women…. We were just trying to make a funny song and sometimes the lyrics get misconstrued when you're just trying to put people on the dance floor and have a good time, but we had no idea it would stir this much controversy. We only had the best intentions…. It’s saying that women and men are equals as animals and in power. It doesn’t matter if you’re a god girl or a bad girl, you can still have a good time.”

Even if we're not entirely sure the line "I'm a nice guy, but don't get confused, you gettin it" is something the suffragettes would have signed off on, at least Robin was willing to address his controversy head on.

We hope Matt Lauer was taking notes! LOLz!!!

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29 comments to “Robin Thicke Suggests Blurred Lines Is "Great Art" For "A Feminist Movement"”

  1. 1

    The video and the song are very anti-woman. Robin Thicke needs to pull his head out of his ass.

  2. Default Setteen says – reply to this


    It is an insult to all women, from girls on up, to say this song has anything to do with the feminist movement by objectifying girls or women of a certain age and type as a sex toy for male (or female, for that matter)s attention. That 'thickening' is getting prime time attention for this porno is nothing short of propaganda to animalize (listen to the lyrics) women into being 'pets for men.'

  3. Girl with an opinion says – reply to this


    In absolutely no way is Blurred Lines a feminist movement, in fact some would say the opposite could be argued.

    I know you want it
    I know you want it
    I know you want it
    But you're a good girl
    Can't let it get past me
    You're far from plastic
    Talkin' about getting blasted

    Focusing on the lyric "but you're a good girl" implies that 'good girls' don't have sex or go for what they want, and if you partake in sex, you're a 'bad girl'.

    This supports a socially constructed stereotype that needs to stripped from media as well as popular culture. This idea is very damaging and for young girls sends very mixed messages like the idea of abstinence during the day at school and girls gone wild at night all over the television. To be 'cool' and 'desirable' by men you should be a 'bad girl' but then you're not respected. Its a lose lose.

    What do they make dreams for
    When you got them jeans on
    What do we need steam for
    You the hottest b*tch in this place

    I think this passage speaks for itself in arguing the anti-feminist perspective of this song.

  4. jackwad says – reply to this


    Re: Girl with an opinion – YOU SAID IT!!! Thank you for speaking out for MOST of us women. I (as a woman, hahaha!) couldn't and can't finish watching it, it makes me VERY uncomfortable and angry!!

  5. jackwad says – reply to this


    p.s. ROBIN "THICKE" is a scumbag!

  6. 6

    I don't know what he's on, but that song is no shape or form empowering to women, quite the opposite. For him to even say that, next to implying that his song is 'great art', obviously shows how deluded he is.

  7. jg says – reply to this


    Robin Thicke will do ANYTHING for money. He makes me cringe.

  8. 8

    I don't think he meant any harm in the song. I don't think it refers to rape or putting women down either. Ialso don't think it has ANYTHING to do with feminism or women's rights or a feel good song to make them feel better. However, as a woman.. this is exactly what i want a man to sing to me.. it gets me wet everytime I hear it. I actually roll up my car window as the song makes me blush. But that's me.. some women want to be dominated like this.. it is the most sexy song I have ever heard

  9. Default Setteen says – reply to this


    Re: charliechaplin@Re: charliechaplin@ – that would be nice. You live in a fairy tale. In actuality, it's the greasy pig in dirty underwear whose singing it to you as he masterbates. Seriously, your sexuality should not be 'controlled' by listening to a piece of music. It removes that've fabric of your senses and makes you talk to a bunch of strangers (greasy fat pig included) about your wetness.

  10. mouse says – reply to this


    "It’s saying that women and men are equals as animals and in power."

    That sentence pisses me off most out of his whole statement. Obviously the women and men in the song and video are NOT equals. Especially in the video. You have a bunch of girls dancing around naked to please the fully-clothed men who enjoy them solely as sex objects and nothing more. They are naked, busty, living sex dolls. They are not portrayed as women of substance. Their sole role is to "look pretty" and do the sexual bidding of the singers who are singing that they could bust their ass in two with their big dick while referring to them as bitches.

    I fail to see the female empowerment in any of that.

  11. tgc says – reply to this


    I'm a woman, and I was not offended by this video at all. The director of the video was… a woman! I see it for what it is, a fun video. Rape is a serious thing and I wouldn't ever wish it on my enemy, but people need to quit reading too deep into things. If the writer describes his curtains as blue, he's not describing his mood and view about life. THE CURTAINS ARE BLUE, end of story. This video is simply fun. The lyrics sound more like a man's side of dirty sex talk, not rape. Take a chill pill and learn to take things at face value, otherwise you're just going to spend your life paranoid about every little thing and have no fun.

  12. kristin231 says – reply to this


    Robin Thicke… is sexy

  13. And says – reply to this


    Re: kristin231 – Kristin is stupid.

  14. kristin231 says – reply to this


    Re: And


  15. Arrora says – reply to this


    The song is degrading and the video is even worse. It completely objectifies women and is NOT art.

  16. 16

    He must think women in general are fools and sexual objects. Everything he professes is a bunch of shit. Too bad the song is taking off. He's hocking it hard enough. Stupid little bitch.

  17. 17

    Robin can try to spin this into a positive feminist song, but NO ONE with any intelligence will believe it.

  18. 18

    If you think this song promotes rape, you're an idiot.
    If you think this song objectifies women, you're once again an idiot. Women knowingly and willingly objectify themselves and exploit their sex appeal for monetary gain, there WILL NEVER be a shortage of these women who are willing to use just their looks to get by. Blame women like this, not people that make songs about it. So once again, women cause it.

  19. sophie says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – God, you're stupid. It's not womens fault you f* moron. We are told how to act and how to look by songs, music videos, advertises, celebrities, tv shows etc. Re: tgc – Speak for yourself. Some women choose not to be degraded and objectified.

  20. Eduardo_Montigo says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA

    NookiesWA–hey man!

    Did you take it up the ass last night? Do you want my big dick down your throat?
    Do you like the lyrics bro? My d*ck could split yo' ass in two!

    FYI all: NookiesWA is a gay man who I bang on occasion. He comes to troll this web site.

  21. 21

    Re: sophie – ROFL, do you honestly have any idea how weak minded you and other morons sound when they cry "but but but X, X and X tells us how to act" ROFL, no. You act how you want to act. No one tells you to do anything. Moron.

  22. Good Girl says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA
    Agreed. I'm a woman and I enjoy this song. It has fun music and the lyrics describe a situation when a guy wants a girl. "I know you want it" doesn't suggest rape, it simply suggests A GUY WANTS A GIRL. Denying it and saying you never did it is just stupid. Then again when Rihanna sings "Come my rude boy, can you get it up" "What I want is what you want nana" which is practically the same thing is just FINE. This irritates me and just shows how NON feminist that is. It's basically saying "women are vulnerable, are fragile, but can do whatever they want, and everything they do wrong is because how THEY ARE TOLD TO REACT", and sophie just said it. If that's feminism, I don't want to be a feminist.

  23. Jen says – reply to this


    I am a die hard feminist, and I can honestly say I hate the lyrics but the video doesn't bother me. I think it's tasteful and edgy. Plus the models in it consented to it and if they were comfortable showing of their bodies in a way they thought was tasteful and classy them, then I don't see the problem.

  24. YourMan says – reply to this


    Mark my words Thicke will change his tiny tiny pathetic little mind after he gets gang raped by prisoners on a day pass. This jerk is a no talent one hit wonder! This song sucks!

  25. the anti-feminist bitc says – reply to this


    On the other hand:

  26. anon says – reply to this


    Re: Default Setteen – she's allowed to like being dominated. she didn't say or do anything wrong. the internet is free speech, and i think she's allowed to express her sexuality just as much as anybody else on here. most women don't like this song - myself included - but SOME do. as long as they see that, as a whole, the song and video is harmful to women and poo-poos on the the feminist movement, it's okay. it's okay that some women like to be dominated. it's just not okay for guys (thicke, 12-year-old boys on reddit, lot of high school boys, etc) to ASSUME that ALL women want to be dominated and chased. communication is, once again, the best thing here. keeps everyone safe and happy.

  27. miaminative305 says – reply to this


    Re: kristin231

    I find Robin Thicke's face extremely annoying and not attractive he looks like a rat, his video and song are both disgusting. Seriously the balloons saying he has a big d*** ? He's the kid that would get beat up everyday in 6th grade, I seriously hate his face, and for all of you saying he has pretty colored eyes in the video, the video has editing effects to make his eyes look more intense so once again, I personally don't find Robin Thicke attractive AT ALL he just screams SLEAZE

  28. AND says – reply to this


    Re: And – fuck off

  29. Marie says – reply to this


    Re: tgc – Sweetie, women rape other women, didn't you know that? And many of the phrases in the song have been said to rape victims, didn't you know? It's ok if you weren't offended by the video, but giving "the director is a woman" as an excuse for that excuse of a video only makes things worse because it means women are so far lost into this rape culture that they don't see it anymore… and that's really really dangerous.