National Post (Latest Edition)
THICKE REFLECTS ON CONTROVERSIAL HIT AND VIDEO
Robin Thicke would never make a video like blurred Lines again. The singer and his collaborator Pharrell Williams enjoyed huge success with the 2013 single but it also attracted controversy, with its lyrics branded “rapey” and its accompanying video — which featured emily ratajkowski dancing topless — branded degrading to women. And while Thicke insisted there was “no negative intentions” around the track, he understands the backlash. “We had no negative intentions when we made the record, when we made the video,” he told the New york Post newspaper. “but then it did open up a conversation that needed to be had. And it doesn’t matter what your intentions were when you wrote the song … the people were being negatively affected by it.