Simon Le Bon: 'Robin Thicke made a mistake with Blurred Lines'
Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon is convinced fellow singer Robin Thicke made a big mistake by releasing raunchy hit Blurred Lines, because he has been mistakenly labelled a "misogynist".
Le Bon is adamant Thicke should have known better than to record a song with such controversial lyrics and pair it with such a saucy video.
He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "The problem with Robin Thicke's video is it disempowered all the women in it. I think Robin made a bit of a mistake, because he's not a bad guy, he's not a misogynist, but he's getting off on the chicks in the video and all that stuff. The theme of the song is, 'You say you don't want it, but you do', and that's, actually, quite scary if you carry it through, so I felt that that was a mistake."
The song has come under fire from anti-rape campaigners who claim the lyrics glamorise sexual violence, while others allege the video, which features scantily-clad girls dancing, objectifies women. Thicke has branded the criticism "ridiculous" and maintains he wrote the track about his "good girl" wife, actress Paula Patton.
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