Quotables: Not Even Dr. Jason Seaver Can Fix the Dumb That is "Blurred Lines"
"I think that there are blurred lines within the Blurred Lines. T.I.’s rap is kind of graphic; Robin’s point of view, I think, in his own parts of the song... is kind of female empowerment when you look at it. It’s not so much 'we know you want it;' - it’s 'we hope you want it.' It’s still a guy waiting for permission, saying, 'I’m not your maker.' Nobody grabs anybody; we’re waiting for permission here. And not only that, but it’s guys trying to be cute and funny. This is not a lascivious video. There’s no humping and grinding, as we’ve been seeing in music videos for two decades now... We’re not doing the Anthony Weiner story here, [they’re] just kind of putting it out there playfully and we’ll see who responds."
--Alan Thicke describes the meaning behind Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in a really silly way.
Look, not to keep beating a dead horse, or a dead song, rather, but if people keep saying dumb things about this song, then it's sort of our duty to comment on it. Because it's not female empowerment, and it's not cute and funny, it's weird and creepy and gross. You can't argue those lyrics, even though Alan is blatantly trying to: "it's not so much 'we know you want it,' it's 'we hope you want it,'" but no it's not, Alan, because that's what the song says. Also, Alan, have you read a dictionary lately? Because that music video was the definition of lascivious.
Try again harder next time, OK guys?