The argument has been made that Robin Thicke‘s single “Blurred Lines” is a little “rapey,” and the artist has finally responded to criticisms. Unsurprisingly, he disagrees with his detractors.
“Yeah, I think they should all … I can’t even dignify that with a response; that’s ridiculous,” Thicke tells BBC’s Radio 1. According to him, the lyrics are about “blurring the lines between men and women and how much we’re the same” and “blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl. … Even very good girls have a little bad side. You just have to know how to pull it out of them.”
While this response seems to set the record straight about the song’s meaning, it still might not appease those who think “Blurred Lines” condones rape. Thicke previously added fuel to their fire when he talked about the music video he made for the song that was eventually banned.
“People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women,'” he told GQ. “So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, ‘Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around.'”