September 13, 2013 08:35:49 GMT
The university's Student Union says that the track, which has controversial lyrics and music video, promotes 'unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent.'
Robin Thicke's controversial hit single, "Blurred Lines", has been banned from U.K.'s Edinburgh University. Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA) has said that the song, which topped the charts in several countries, violates the campus' "End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus" policy.
"The decision to ban 'Blurred Lines' from our venues has been taken as it promotes an unhealthy attitude towards sex and consent," EUSA vice president Kirsty Haigh said in a statement. "EUSA has a policy on zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, a policy to end lad culture on campus and a safe space policy - all of which this song violates."
Thicke's summer party anthem has been under the spotlight for its controversial lyrics and topless woman-filled music video. The song features Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. singing, "I hate these blurred lines/I know you want it," and, "Nothing like your last guy/He don't smack that a** and pull your hair like that." Those lines are considered glamorizing violence toward women.
In an interview earlier this summer, Thicke called the controversy "ridiculous." The 36-year-old singer insisted the song wasn't meant to degrade women, saying, "For me, [the song is] about blurring the lines between men and women and how much we're the same. And the other side which is the blurred lines between a good girl and a bad girl, and even very good girls all have little bad sides to them."