Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Unrated Video, Rapey Lyrics, and 'I Know You Want It' He Says
By Staff Writer | June 24, 2013 05:25 PM EDT
Although Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" has received scrutiny for the explicit unrated video and its rapey lyrics, the controversial song is topping the charts. As the numbers don't lie, can it be suggested that people like the "rape" theme?
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The term "rapey" was used to describe the lyrics of the song that can possibly suggest a sexual encounter that may or may not be consensual. The somewhat nude women in the unrated music video just adds to the argument.
A line from the infamous "Blurred Lines" goes as follows: "I know you want it / You're a good girl / Can't let it get past me."
Lisa Huyne of The Daily Beast weighted in on the situation by agreeing that Thicke's song is pro rape.
"Basically, the majority of the song (creepily named 'Blurred Lines') has the R&B singer murmuring 'I know you want it' over and over into the girls' ear," wrote Huyne. "Call me a cynic, but that phrase does not exactly encompass the notion of consent in sexual activity … Seriously, this song is disgusting, though admittedly very catchy."
Despite the questionable lyrics and opinionated people like Lisa Huyne, the "Blurred Lines" movement is making quite the mark.
Just behind Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" also featuring Pharrell, Thicke's hit has come in as the second best-selling single of the year with over 700,000 sold according to the Digital Times. In the U.K. the song has topped the charts for a fourth week in a row.
"The craziest thing is, [Blurred Lines] keeps growing on the iTunes charts. I was told it's gone number one in 52 countries. I made the song last summer...[but] the problem was, they had always believed in me but they liked my other music and they didn't know if it would be a hit...they didn't quite get it. It's so different, where is it gonna play?" Thicke says according to a Yahoo! Cover Media report.
So what has the public so obsessed with "Blurred Lines?" Is it the feel good tempo OR the lines that may be actually depicting a non consensual sexual encounter. Recent reports have surfaced that suggest individuals to have fantasies of being raped. This could in fact be the 50 Shades of Grey era.
The "Blurred Lines" album hits stores July 30th. In the meantime check out the tracklist.
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