"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

You may remember that about a year ago Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" created a storm of controversy when many critics complained that it trivialized sexual consent, thereby implicitly (if not explicitly) promoting rape culture ("I know you want it," "I hate these blurred lines," "I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two," etc.). Thicke and company defended themselves by citing other parts of their song ("Just let me liberate you," "That man is not your maker," etc.) as endorsements of feminist empowerment and liberation. Make of that what you will.

What no one should be able to disagree about, however, is that 'Weird Al' Yankovic's parody of the song is a comedic tour-de-force and a poignant wake-up call to self-respect in the way we express ourselves (kind of how Stephen Fry did a while back with this incredibly powerful essay):





And just remember,


:)
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