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Edinburgh and Leeds University ban on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines is racist

by | 4th, October 2013


ROBIN Thicke’s hit has everyone’s knickers in a twist. The Universities of Kingston, Edinburgh, Leeds, Derby and West Scotland have banned their students unions from playing one of year’s biggest hits. The righteous students have censored the Top Ten, just like the BBC did in the unenlightened 1970s, when the likes of The Kinks, Paul McCartney , the Sex Pistols and Judge Dread were all banned.

Granted, Macca never did rap I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two” , which it turns out is not a reference to a late-night Ultra Chilli Kebab from Big Ahmed’s Van but something illegal in Qatar. And Macca never did grope naked birds on his videos. Yes, he posed with dead babies . But naked women is so. well, offensive to good girls” who don’t enjoy posing in the nude and being awakened to the magic of sex by Thicke’s dick.

So. Is  Blurred Lines rapey “, cursed with a hefty undertow of sexual violence ? “You know you want it”, says Thicke. It’s a line this victim of rape has heard before.

But isn’t this getting at Thicke a bit sad? Plenty of rappers and R&B artist have said far cruder things and not been banned. Nelly’s ‘Tip Drill’ video  is free to air on YouTube. Writhing honeys high on molly, hooch and hip-hop are the mainstay of  their rap videos.

What’s the problem? Maybe it’s because Thicke

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