If you’d asked me yesterday during the day what I thought of Robin Thicke, I probably would’ve been pretty positive. As a self-respecting feminist who consistently shows up to work in 100% of my clothing, I know that I’m not really supposed to like either the song or the accompanying video for his controversial hit ‘Blurred Lines’, but I really really do. Like a lot. Enough that I let it convince me to forgive him for some of the more ridiculous parts of the video…like…all of it, but especially when topless ladies hold sheep for no reason and also when they spell out ‘Robin Thicke has a big dick’ in silver balloons. Just a coupla gems.
But I was willing to look past them! That’s how much I liked the song. Untiillllll I watched the MTV VMAs last night, and mine eyes beheld a scantily-clad Miley Cyrus grinding up on said dick with nary a twitch of the eyebrow from Mr. Thicke. Granted, there were no sheep in sight, but there were a lot of sad teddybears and one newly educated foam finger who can no longer look its parents in the eye.
Everybody’s having a grand old time blaming Miley Cyrus, and I will happily jump aboard that bandwagon because she was out of control, but I’m also suuuuuper uncomfortable with Robin’s part in the whole enterprise. I mean, he’s married to Paula Patton, and they have a three-year old son together, Julian Fuego, who actually appears in the video. I’d imagine either one of those things to be an enticing reason to keep your peen away from the rumpus rooms of young ladies sixteen years your junior, but who knows? Just a thought.
So these are the thoughts swirling through my brain as I begin watching this new video for Robin’s song ‘Give It 2 U’, and I gotta be honest with you guys — the magic is kind of gone. It’s another video with words flashing across the screen, Robin rubbing up against bodacious ladies, and a supreme aversion to all things pant. He does allow some of the cheerleader ladies or whatever to wear an almost-pant, but it’s limited to one leg and they have to be liberal with the cut-outs. Them’s the rules.