A feminist parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” made by a group of New Zealand students is making waves online after it was taken down from YouTube and was subsequently restored. Like the original music video, “Defined Lines” also contains nearly nude men, and was considered inappropriate.
Defined Lines - Parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines
There are several “Blurred Lines” parodies that exist on YouTube ever since the American-Canadian singer’s controversial track garnered more than a million views within days of its release in March.
However, it’s the version of University of Auckland law students Adelaide Dunn, Olivia Lubbock, and Xoe Ellwood that’s been currently going viral online. The three female singers in the video have reversed the roles played in “Blurred Line,” in which instead of topless female models, they feature men in cotton underwear.
Thicke’s song and music video received a lot of criticism for its apparent misogynistic message, with some critics claiming that the song blurred the lines between consensual and non-consensual sex.
The Kiwi students’ version, however, is about defining the line between the two. It was created as skit for their university’s Law Revue.
Their song contains rude words, shows sex toys, and even uses men as objects, prompting YouTube to take it down for violating its terms and conditions not to display sexually explicit content.
The lyrics start with, “Every bigot shut up,” and contain lines such as “If you want to get nasty, just don’t harass me. You can’t just grab me. That’s a sex crime.”
Lubbock, a fifth year law student, told TV ONE’s “Breakfast” that it was intended to be a “tongue in cheek” look at men being objectified by women.
“We had a lot of fun making it and like I said, it was part of a comedy sketch so it was always intended to be taken as a bit of a joke,” she said.
“It was intended for our friends and family and fellow law students who came to the show so it’s really surprising that it’s this big. I was kind of expecting maybe 10,000 hits and that’s it.”
Their video, produced by Milon Tesiram, garnered more than 10,000 hits, though. It had over 300,000 views since it was posted online on Friday and before it was taken down.
Robin Thicke’s original “Blurred Lines”
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