Pharrell Defends “Blurred Lines” And Says The Video Doesn’t Objectify Women…And Oh Yeah, He’s Officially Married
Pharrell is having a damn good summer. If people aren’t losing their minds over the Daft Punk jam “Get Lucky,” they’re two-stepping to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” After ruling summertime in the first part of the new Millennium, your boy, now 40 but still looking like a boy, is back on top. But not without a tad bit of controversy. We told you in the past about all the allegations folks have been throwing at Robin Thicke’s first number one hit, claiming it promotes rape. And the uncensored video, which features topless models prancing around, has raised a few eyebrows as well. Just a few weeks ago, Robin Thicke finally opened up about it:
“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. My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don’t think we should put out the unclothed 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 Hot and so cool.’”
But what does the producer have to say? As far as the video goes, Pharrell told Rolling Stone that he doesn’t think the video was bad and in fact, it’s something of an ode to the female body:
“We were trying to make a moving version of a page in Vogue, where you might see a woman’s breast. The body isn’t meant to be objectified. I know the video has caused some controversy, but my admiration for women supersedes anything I could ever say. We all come through the conduit of the bodies of beautiful women.
Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, ‘We’re the perfect guys to make fun of this.’ 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.
So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, ‘Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around.”
Very interesting. And did anybody peep the fact that he said that himself, Robin Thicke and T.I. are all married? Damn! Guess that means he’s really off the market. We’ll never get him to reveal where his fountain of youth is located now…but congrats nonetheless!
What do you think of Pharrell’s comments about the video?