What is this fury about ‘Blurred Lines’ really all about? It can’t simply be that the song is, allegedly, misogynistic. Because actually it is incredibly tame by modern pop and R&B standards.
Thicke has merely become a proxy target for a cultural elite that would really like to lay into black hip-hop culture, but feels that it can’t. (…)
The well-connected white feminists and commentators attacking Thicke are really getting their longstanding hatred of sexist hip hop off their chests, in a seemingly safe, PC, non-racist fashion. (…
This song really exposes is the extent to which virtually every area of life has now been colonised by bourgeois notions of decency.