"Blurred Lines" still inspiring parodies on album release day

Meanwhile, Robin Thicke maintains that his song is a feminist anthem

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 30, 2013 9:00PM (EDT)

The album containing one of the summer's most-played songs, "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, arrived today, yielding overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics.

The album continues to get a boost from its much-parodied eponymous viral hit, which Thicke hilariously insists on calling "feminist" despite its "rapey" lyrics and blatant sexism and flexible standards, which even its title alludes to.

When asked about the criticism on the "Today Show" this morning, Thicke said:

"Yeah, but I think that's what great art does. It's supposed to stir conversation, it's supposed to make us talk about what's important and what the relationship between men and women is, but if you listen to the lyrics it says 'That man is not your maker' — it's actually a feminist movement within itself."

Meanwhile, this bastion of feminism continues to be parodied by the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton. The most recent parody is inspired by another feminist icon, Anthony Weiner:

And by these women (warning: may be NSFW):

Or these scientists-in-training:

Let's hope this is the last of them. It's clear that these parody videos need to stop. Now.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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