Yep, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. More than 20 universities across the UK have banned the song from being played on campus. A video service called SubTV, which has feeds into 100 universities and colleges, has stopped playing the song.
The fear is that the song glamourizes rape. Here’s a statement from the Students Guild at the University of Exeter:
A song that implies a woman is ‘an animal’ and who ‘wants it’ because of the way she is dressed is not acceptable. The language within the lyrics and the images within the promotional video are utterly degrading to the female subject. Any song that expresses an author’s frustration at ‘being sick of blurred lines’ is beyond unacceptable.
With the lawsuit, the counter-lawsuit and now this, the whole “Blurred Lines” controversy just keeps getting more and more interesting.
(Via The Telegraph)