NSFW pictures ahead.
I’m sure by now Robin Thicke’s song, ‘Blurred Lines‘ is busy being played on every radio station possible and I hated it. So so much.
I suppose the reason I hate it is because of how I was introduced to it in the first place. The video was shared on a Facebook group that I joined that features people, articles, things, videos, music etc that has something to say about the degradation of women everywhere and Thicke’s Blurred Lines has that written all over his video (and lyrics, mind you).
I watched the explicit video at first, which featured topless women walking about. The lyrics are horrendous which speaks about how a woman is ‘chained’/'domesticated’ by her husband/man and Thicke is (apparently) the knight in shining armour who will release her of this domestication. Don’t worry, Thicke promises to not have any papers (marriage certificate?) so that he doesn’t ‘own’ you.
[Pre-chorus: Robin Thicke]
OK now he was close, tried to domesticate you
But you’re an animal, baby, it’s in your nature
Just let me liberate you
Hey, hey, hey
You don’t need no papers
Hey, hey, hey
That man is not your maker
Although it has a catchy tune to it and have been at the top of the charts for the past month (or so I heard), the lyrics I’m afraid are absurd and the video is revolting. Sure, it’s JUST A MUSIC VIDEO, but really guys… For someone who is not smart enough like us, this is not just a music video. Stupid people will actually think that it’s okay to treat women this way and a “no” by women is actually a “yes” and women are just acting like they don’t want it when actually they do. Ugh.
Hence why men have an obsession to say things like, “I know you want it!” Oh please.
Thankfully, this reaction video was created to show how teenagers react to Blurred Lines and their response is magnificent! This gives me hope for a brighter future for our generation.
Please, take some time to watch the video. It’s worth every second and most important thing is, it makes you and all of us slightly less dumb.