#AskThicke Proves That Glorifying Rape Really Isn’t Cool, Score 1 For Human Decency

2013’s Song of the Summer was the mostly unexpected, hugely inappropriate “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, a song that both raced to the top of the charts, despite Thicke not having a hit since 2006’s “Lost Without You,” and glorified rape and promoted rape culture at the same time.

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Don’t believe me? Check out the lyrics:

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

And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it

As if referring to women as undomesticated, wild beasts who need a man to “tame” them isn’t bad enough, one of the biggest, and more noteworthy criticisms of the song was that the most catchy line of the song, “I know you want it,” which is what victims of rape often report as the most frequent line told to them during the unspeakable act.

Not to mention the explicit version of the music video, which features topless women being horribly objectified by Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

VH1 had an online Q&A planned with Thicke for today at 1:30pm and took to Twitter to get fans to ask him questions via the hashtag #AskThicke. The response?

Hopefully this will be a wake-up call to all: Promoting rape culture is NOT #1.

9 thoughts on “#AskThicke Proves That Glorifying Rape Really Isn’t Cool, Score 1 For Human Decency

  1. Reblogged this on Iconography ♠ Incomplete and commented:
    I am glad I didn’t listen to “Blurred Lines” the explicit version of this song looks like a fudged up operverted LOL I mean seriously wth is this song about? I cannot believe that a song like this is made O_O if it was also a guy saying this to another dude or a girl doing that I would be so totally pissed :/ I mean there are some lines that are not blurred and those are the lines of intense consent and intense aversion. Pharrell I am ashamed that you came in this video. You were less idiotic I mean seriously what the hell :/

  2. The video looks like some kid’s fantasy confused pre-mature confused sexual fantasy. I mean he doesn’t understand that his video looks really strange and stupid. Exactly why are those women also in that vid. I wish they would also say no :/ But Thickle is an ass asking you to do that.

      • I really don’t understand these artists. They have devolved from artists to ar-tits. I mean really. I also find what Cyrus does as in Miley Cyrus deplorable. Not because she was in Disney but because it feels awkward like she is trying too hard and trying to do things that don’t suit her. I am so happy that Avril Lavigne looks so much more dignified. many people panned her “Hello Kitty” I find it as a good satire and a less glorifying video of illicit, non-aesthetic trashy nudity.I guess I am kinda “Old School” I loved the extreme topic of Pet Shop Boys’ “Rent” though it did not degrade its video by flashing sex here and there though the entire video is about sex as in being someone’s “mistress” or “boy toy”. By the way I really am loving your blog pots Steven 🙂

        • I have to say, I’m a BIG fan of what Miley is doing. I actually think that she’s VERY calculated in everything that she does, and most of what she’s doing publicly is to gain attention, and it’s working. She’s preying on our weakness: sex, and she’s calling us out on our perversions. It’s quite brilliant, if you ask me. If you listen to her latest album, it’s a VERY solid body of work that makes a statement, and most of it is about her break-up.

          I’m so glad you’re enjoying my posts! Keep on reading! 🙂 Thanks for showing the site some love!

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