Feminist parody video of ‘Blurred Lines’ briefly removed from YouTube

In a moment of true irony yesterday, a parody video of R&B star Robin Thicke’s hit single ‘Blurred Lines’ was briefly removed from YouTube.

The feminist comedy video ‘Defined Lines’ boasted more than 450,000 views in just 3 days, and was briefly taken down on Monday because it was flagged by users as having ‘inappropriate content’. 

The video was created by law students from the University of Auckland with the intention of addressing the issue of objectifying women in music videos.

The original video for Blurred Lines contains topless women, while the parody video features three fully dressed women responding to the attention of three young men wearing nothing but their underwear.

The students had also re-written the song lyrics to include the line: “What you see on TV, doesn’t speak equality, it’s straight up misogyny.”

Apparently the fellas just couldn’t quite hack it when the tables were turned on them, yet had no issue with the original version of the song, which has been widely criticised for its lyrics about the ‘blurred lines’ between consensual and non-consensual sex.

The video has now been restored after its creators appealed the ban. Praise be.


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