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Robin Thicke Hits Back At 'Ridiculous' Criticism Of 'Blurred Lines' Video

Robin Thicke is currently riding high on the 'Blurred Lines' wave, one of the biggest songs of the summer so far. But not everyone is a fan, with one rape charity claiming that the song "reinforces rape myths."

A spokeswoman for Rape Crisis told The Independent that the lyrics "seem to glamorise violence against women. Certain lyrics are explicitly sexually violent and appear to reinforce victim-blaming rape myths."

But this is far from the case says singer Thicke. Speaking to Radio 1 he said: "I can't even dignify that with a response, that's ridiculous.

"I don't want to be sleazy, I'm a gentleman, I've been in love with the same woman since I've been a teenager. I don't want to do anything inappropriate."

"For me it's about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we're the same. And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them."

Thick, along with Pharrell Williams and T.I, who both feature on the track, have a host of semi naked girls dancing around them for the music video. But the explicit video was the idea of director Diane Martel.

Thicke was even against the idea at first, telling Radio 1 "My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don't think we should put out the naked version."

"And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said 'You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'"

The nude ladies seem to have done the song no harm and it spent a month long reign at the top of the UK charts. And it's still holding strong at number two.

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the standard 'criticisms are ridiculous/unwarranted' whilst checking his bank account.
Tags: music / musician (r&b and soul), robin thicke, sexism
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