Edinburgh bans ‘Blurred Lines’ from student buildings
No. 1 causing feminist stir has been banned from being played in all EUSA buildings.
Edinburgh’s Student Union has banned the song ‘Blurred Lines’ from playing in any of its student buildings.
The number one by Robin Thicke has caused huge controversy because of sexist lyrics including: “He don’t smack that ass and pull your hair like that” and “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two.”
At a Silent Headphone Disco on Sunday night, a DJ was told to fade out the song mid-way, despite the fact that the students were given the choice not to listen to the song by switching to another channel on the headphones.
This ban was placed in line with Edinburgh Student Union’s new clampdown on lad culture, issuing a policy to ‘End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus.’ This plans to end “myths and sterotypes around sexual violence”.
This ban also comes as a ‘Blurred Lines’ parody is also banned from YouTube. The Thicke hit (no pun intended) was reworked by three, law students from New Zealand, replacing topless women with hard-hitting feminism and renamed “Defined Lines.”
At the time of publishing EUSA were unavailable to comment.