Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines’ Banned In Edinburg University over Non-Consensual Sex Lyrics


The University of Edinburg has banned Robin Thicke's controversial number one single 'Blurred Lines' from being played in the school premises as the song allegedly encourages non-consensual sex in some of its lyrics.

An excerpt of the lyrics:

'I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it,' 'must wanna get nasty' and 'I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two.'

In a GQ magazine interview, the singer dismissed the allegations as 'ridiculous' and said that he has 'always respected women.'

Thicke said that he basically 'wanted to make it funny.' He also stated that the song is 'actually a feminist movement.'

According to digitalspy, the track has topped chartbusters all around the world and is currently the best-selling single of 2013 in the U.K.

The university's decision to ban the worldwide hit was taken in accordance with Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) policy, entitled End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus to fight against 'myths and stereotypes around sexual violence.'

'The solution to sexual violence is for rapists to stop raping, not for women to restrict their movement,' the mission statement reads.

The policy claims that UniLad and other lad culture promoters, such as lads mag websites and Facebook groups, 'trivialize rape' and 'cannot be allowed by our union.'

"The decision to ban Blurred Lines from our venues has been taken as it promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent. There is a zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, a policy to end lad culture on campus and a safe space policy - all of which this song violates," said EUSA vice president Kirsty Haigh.

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