Robin Thicke voted sexist of year for 'rapey' Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke

Singer sent voucher for Aretha Franklin's R.E.S.P.E.C.T as a prize, while PM comes in second

LAST UPDATED AT 12:40 ON Fri 20 Dec 2013

SINGER Robin Thicke has been named 'sexist of the year' after the lyrics to his worldwide number one Blurred Lines were deemed "rapey" by critics.

Thicke, who was seen grinding with topless ladies in the uncut music video and dancing with a twerking Miley Cyrus at the VMAs, was given the title from the End Violence Against Women Coalition.

With lyrics such as "I know you want it" and "I'll give you something big enough to tear you're a** in two", Blurred Lines was banned in more than 20 UK universities, with student unions attempting to "end rape culture and lad banter on campus".

Thicke tried his best to defend the song, insisting he was "happily married" and that it was written for his wife, Mission Impossible actress Paula Patton.

Then in a GQ magazine interview, he said: "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.'"

More than 60 member groups of the Coalition voted in the 'sexist of the year' poll and the organisers are sending Thicke a download voucher for Aretha Franklin's R.E.S.P.E.C.T as a prize, reports The Independent.

"Sexism might be de rigueur for some music industry 'creatives' but the times they are a changin'," the Coalition's Sarah Green told ITV.

Last year's sexist award was won by George Galloway for his comments in relation to the Julian Assange case in a YouTube video. "It might be really bad sexual etiquette but whatever else it is, it is not rape," he said, of claims against the Wikileaks founder.

For a second year running, David Cameron came second. Earlier this year female MP Therese Coffey said the Prime Minister should have anti-sexist training to help boost the pitiful number of women in his cabinet - four. In 2011 he came under fire for telling Angela Eagle, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, to "calm down dear" in the Commons.

Former UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom, The Sun's political editor Tom Newton-Dunn and Barrister Robert Colover were this year's other runners-up. · 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the rapper in the song, and not thicke who said "i'll tear your a** in two"? Why isn't that rapper voted sexist if the year?
In the song, Thucke follows "i know you want it" with the reason why he claims to know this: "the way you grab at me,"he sings.

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