The music video for "Blurred Lines," the single that music artist Robin Thicke made famous, continues to create controversy even though it was released last March. Campaign group Rewind&Reframe created a law-changing petition aimed at Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to take action by placing age-ratings on music videos especially when viewed online.
The petition posted on Change.org has caught the attention of the public via social networking site Twitter with over 15,000 signatures placed. In the Eurweb report, the petition reads: "Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke... shows naked women cavorting around fully clothed men and lyrics that seem to promote rape. Unfortunately, this video is one of many which portray women... as sex objects and men as sexual predators."
Other music artists were also slammed in the petition like Miley Cyrus, Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake for their racy music videos. "I am asking you to put age-ratings on videos, whether sold in shops or viewed online. The digital revolution means that sharing these images is far easier than in the past and so they have much wider impact..." the petition further stated.
The plea emphasized that the images from the music videos and the lyrics to the song are harmful to the society. The petition letter in the Entertaimentwise.com report continues: "I hope that you will listen to the voices of young women and make this change so that we can enjoy music videos without being bombarded by these harmful images."
Criticism followed Robin Thicke for his "Blurred Lines" song with some people taking some action on the music video that they find offensive like the number of UK university unions that banned Mr Thicke's hit single from getting played or viewed. However, "Blurred Lines" still became one of 2013's best selling singles as it ruled that charts in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries.
The 36-year-old American-Canadian singer gave his response to the critics who claimed that the lyrics to his hit single and the music video are sexist. Mr Thicke argued that "feminist sentiments" can be heard in the "Blurred Lines" lyrics. "If you listen to the lyrics it says 'That man is not your maker' - it's actually a feminist movement within itself," the singer stated.
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