Scott doesn't like the song Blurred Lines. He said it just sends a really bad message. I like it for its face value. I don't read into the lyrics. I think it says a lot for our society that it's being played on the Today show as the song of the summer. I swear I hear it every morning as going-to-commercial music.
Here's the thing: Robin Thicke has been around for years. He's always been doing music like this. Really. Google him. And he's been with his wife for 20 years. That's more than I can say for these Hollywood couples who are dating/engaged/married for a total of 2-3 years and then decide it's "just not for them" (Hi, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Deschanel).
I'm not defending Robin Thicke. I'm just giving you a few facts. I don't really care. I didn't watch the VMAs and I haven't watched MTV since I was 21 because...it's MTV. Really, I don't care. Dexter and Breaking Bad were on that night.
I'd just like to bring up a very important point that occurred to me during my 16 hours of driving over the weekend: a Chris Brown song came on the radio.
We, as a society, still listen to Chris Brown's music, don't we? We still give him fame and glory and admiration? We still buy his songs on iTunes and go to his concerts? He BEAT his girlfriend and put her in the hospital. There's hospital photos and police reports. There was a court case and a public apology. He received no real punishment and then won a Grammy 3 years later. He also broke a window on GMA when someone asked him a question he didn't like (Can you say "was-never-disciplined-as-a-child"?).
So, if we think we need to keep vilifying Robin Thicke, maybe we can do that after we kick Chris Brown out of the music industry. Just a thought.