From a super-public ass-grab at the VMAs, to a marriage possibly wrecked by allegations of philandering, to a chart-smashing music video with themes & imagery so salacious it could make a dominatrix blush, 2013 was quite a year for Robin Thicke!
And we haven’t even mentioned his wildly scandalous VMA dance with Miley Cyrus! How could we forget that?
The End Violence Against Women Coalition sure didn’t! They just bestowed upon him a super unfortunate superlative, in fact — they named him 2013’s SEXIST OF THE YEAR!
Yikes, that’s not a trophy we think he’d like to set out on the mantle!
Sarah Green, a spokesperson for the coalition, thinks Robin’s sexist failings were so obvious and unavoidable that he actually helped bring light to her cause. She admitted:
“Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop. Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry ‘creatives’ but the times they are a-changin’.”
Whoa! Harsh words!
The coalition — which is comprised of a bunch of member groups that work diligently to curb things like human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse — also highlighted an interview Robin gave to GQ. In it, he proudly confesses to degrading women in Blurred Lines, going so far as to say:
“What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before’.”
Ugh! He kind of makes his own case there, doesn’t he?
So, what’s his prize? Apparently they’re mailing him a voucher to download Aretha Franklin‘s Respect in the hopes that it will teach him a lesson.
Dayuuum, that’s cold!
Do U think Robin Thicke deserves to wear the slime-encrusted tiara for Sexist of the Year?