10 July 2013
It may be one of the biggest hits of 2013 so far – but it is also one of the most controversial as well!
Creator Robin Thicke has finally spoken out about the controversy after a number of rape and violence against women groups blasted the singer for “reinforcing rape myths”.
A spokeswoman for Rape Crisis told The Independent that the lyrics "seem to glamorise violence against women. Certain lyrics are explicitly sexually violent and appear to reinforce victim-blaming rape myths."
But according to Thicke this couldn’t be further from the truth!
Speaking to Radio 1 he said, "I can't even dignify that with a response, that's ridiculous.
"I don't want to be sleazy, I'm a gentleman, I've been in love with the same woman since I've been a teenager. I don't want to do anything inappropriate."
"For me it's about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we're the same. And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them."
But it isn’t just the track that is causing controversy – with the explicit video clip featuring topless models, along with collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I, causing a massive stir when it debuted.
But the explicit video was the idea of director Diane Martel.
Thicke was even against the idea at first, told Radio 1, "My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don't think we should put out the naked version."
"And then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said 'You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.'"
The song is still holding on in the top 5 in charts around the world. Do you think that the controversy around the song is justified? Do you believe that Robin's wife Paula Patton actually encouraged him to put out a video showing him dancing with naked models?