The song has been the topic of much discussion and countless blog posts and articles, as well as parodies, have been created discussing how demeaning the video/song is of women. The articles often dicuss how the song promotes rape culture and demeans women worldwide.
Since we've seen a lot of parodies and articles I thought I'd share some that really made me think so you guys can decide yourself what kind of message Thicke sends to men and women worlwide.
Warning: The articles, parodies, and actual video are quite raunchy and are very sexual, as well as emotional when discussing personal rape stories. If you are under 14 or don't feel comfortable with any of these topics please do not watch them or read the articles.
For those of you who have heard the song but don't listen to the lyrics you can find them here so the articles make a bit more sense.
- This article talks about the parallels between the lyrics to the songs and the experiences real life rape victims have had
- This article talks about the sexism in the song
- This is an interview Robin Thicke did with GQ magazine
But of course, we're not going to force you to look at only one point of view and follow our opinions, here is an article criticizing the criticism of Robin Thicke so you can get another point of view.
Here's the original video and you can find some parodies here and here (they're a bit raunchy so we'll link them for you to watch...but if you're OK with that its definitely worth watching! It calls out on the sexist lyrics and messages!)