Some Boston University students are making it crystal clear—they don’t want “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke to perform at the school.
A petition started by members of the Humanists of Boston University are calling on school officials to cancel a spring concert featuring Thicke, on March 4, at the Agganis Arena, due to the “misogyny” they say is laced into the lyrics of the performer’s popular song.
“Having Thicke perform is a political statement that is out of touch with the realities of sexual violence and Boston University’s own history. Thus, we suggest that Robin Thicke’s performance be cancelled,” members of group wrote on the Change.org petition, which as of Wednesday morning had more than 1,100 names attached to it in support.
“Thicke’s hit song, ‘Blurred Lines,’ celebrates having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, ‘I know you want it,’ explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious,” the group said.
Thicke performed “Blurred Lines” during the Grammy Awards in January, and was nominated in several categories for the pop song. But despite its worldwide success, some students still think even just one song containing controversial lyrics is one song too many.
Worldwide success. You’re in College. Presumably in your teen and early 20’s- The prime of your life. You don’t have better things to protest than a sexy pop song? Uhmmm last I checked when you’re in college you’re supposed to be studying, playing sports, going to parties and getting your freak on.
You wanna protest something? Protest the lack of cold beer in the dining halls. Protest the cost of tuition. Protest when your school gets shafted on a tournament bid.
What a waste of time.
Trying to pick a college? Keep this shit in mind when you’re making your decision. You wanna be around a bunch of people complaining about a sexy pop video or would you rather go to a school with good academics in addition to great athletic programs that rally the student body to root for the their school and bring alumni together!
Oh and congrats to Robin Thicke. I’m sure these idiots have only managed to stuff a couple extra million into your pockets with all this extra exposure. Buy his song. Even if you don’t dig it.