How did we get here? A Grammy nod for record of the year soon followed. Amid that dizzying success, however, criticisms arose. Though the crew soon released a clothed-model version, the act cracked open room for critique.
Williams and Thicke were found liable for copyright infringement by a federal jury in March , and Gaye was awarded posthumous songwriting credit based on the royalties pledged to his estate. The song's music video was released in two versions: one featuring models Emily Ratajkowski , Jessi M'Bengue, and Elle Evans topless, while the other censored the nudity. The uncensored version of the video was removed from YouTube for violating the site's terms of service , but restored with an age restriction. As of January , there is no age restriction on the uncensored music video. The lyrics and music video to "Blurred Lines" were controversial, with some groups claiming they are misogynistic and promote a culture of date rape. It was banned in the United Kingdom from some institutions and students' unions at universities. Thicke offered numerous rebuttals, but also called the song "a bad joke". Williams initially defended his song, saying the accusers were selectively picking apart the lyrics and the song was actually meant to empower women. However, Williams came to later regret working on the song years later and subsequently disowned it.
Pretty alarming how unsophisticated so many presumably well-educated people's expectations are of marriage. December 10, at 7: December 10, at December 11, at 6: December 20, at 6: December 10, at 2: December 14, at March 1, at March 8, at 1: March 7, at December 10, at 8: Having dealt with a similar issue all of last week I have a couple things to say. I don't know if it's worse for us: For me, it's been an inner battle with myself, should I follow my husband or should he follow me as I am one year ahead. There will be sacrifices but I am hopeful.