Opinion: Did Robin Thicke Play Copycat With “Blurred Lines”?

August 26th, 2013 10:30am EDT | Brent Faulkner By: Brent Faulkner
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If you went all summer without ever becoming acquainted with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, well you must be very unfamiliar with pop culture and radio these days. You’re a ‘fossil’ basically, and I mean that in the most respectful yet humorous way.  “Blurred Lines” has been simply inescapable crowning the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks.  As good as this single was for my homie Robin (his career looked like the bottom was about to completely come out from under it), it also has given him a fair some issues.  The video was much raunchier than the song itself, even if the song wasn’t exactly angelic.  I’m sure many (most) men appreciated the topless models prancing around and would’ve killed to have been in Thicke, Pharrell‘s, or T.I.’s position, but it definitely didn’t please everyone (YouTube amongst ‘em).  Also whenever the word misogynistic enters in, WELL, you try to run from that…avoid it like the plague.