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!
"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!
"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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