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  • "37 signatures out of 11,000 students? I bet Mr. Thicke is bricking it. Has Becky Fisher campaigned to have all the womens magazines which objectify men removed from the campus shops too? I doubt it. I think I speak for the entire male population of the world, (barring the ones Fisher has brainwashed) when I say that hearing this song - and believe me, unless you've been living on the moon for 6 months you will have heard it - I have not once felt like committing any sort of crime."
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Students call for "Blurred Lines" song ban

Students call for "Blurred Lines" song ban

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Students call for "Blurred Lines" song ban

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A PETITION has been launched by Essex uni students aiming to ban a song they claim glamourises rape.

It has attracted 37 signatures calling for Robin Thicke's ‘Blurred Lines’ to be removed from Student Union playlists.

The number one hit, which features Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I., features suggestive lyrics such as ‘I know you want it’.

It has already been banned by Edinburgh and Leeds Universities.

It is not known which student created the petition.

Becky Fisher, president of the University of Essex Students’ Union said they would review the students' concerns once student members return to University next week.

She added: “We’ve done a lot of excellent work in this area in recent years, including our zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment, the banning of lads mags and page three in the Campus Shop and not running theme nights or advertising that objectifies women.”

Robin Thicke has defended the lyrics to NME magazine claiming they have been misconstrued.

He said: “We were just trying to put people on the dance floor and have a good time.

“If you listen to the lyrics it says 'that man is not your maker' so it's actually feminist movement within itself."

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