The singer mocks his critics as “Blurred Lines” remains under fire.
Since the summer dance hit “Blurred Lines” hit the airwaves, controversy has been swirling over its “sexually violent” lyrics and music video featuring dancing naked women. In response to the criticism, singer Robin Thicke, who is joined in the song by T.I. and Pharrell Williams, said that his wife, Paula Patton, approved of the video, calling it “sexy and so cool.” Originally Thicke said of the criticism, “I can’t even dignify that with a response.” But eventually his response in GQ became more nuanced: People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.”