Boston University students try to axe Robin Thicke concert
A group of students at Boston University have organised a petition that aims to cancel the forthcoming concert Robin Thicke is set to play at the city's Agganis Arena on March 4.
The Humanists of Boston University have been collecting signatures in hope that enough attention might result in the event being axed and so far they have around 1,400 names down. The reason they want Thicke to stay away from their campus is because of the misogynistic hit single 'Blurred Lines' and what it represents.
A spokesperson for the student organisation explained in a statement: "It is a dishonor to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing him to perform his misogynist music at our university," and that Thicke's hit song, "Blurred Lines," "celebrates having sex with women against their will."
Thicke has attracted a lot of negativity with the track and in December 2013 he was named 'Sexist of the Year' by End Violence Against Women Coalition and a representative from the group said: "Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop. Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry 'creatives' but the times they are a-changin'."
Watch Thicke perform the offending song with Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMAs below:
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