Here’s one award you might not want to win: Robin Thicke has been named “sexist of the year.”
“The Guardian” reports that the “Blurred Lines” singer topped a poll conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which is made up of a more than 60 women’s groups in the U.K.
As his “reward,” Thicke will be sent a voucher for a download of Aretha Franklin’s classic “Respect.”
“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,” the EVAWC’s Sarah Green said (via “The Guardian”).
While Thicke’s song topped the Hot 100 and was dubbed by many the “Song of Summer” last year, many claimed that lyrics like “you know you want it,” along with the racy video, were furthering rape culture.
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