There was definitely a few concerns about the women parading around completely nude in the uncensored version while the guys kept their clothes on in the “blurred lines” video.
Is this objectification? Pharrell says “No!” He recently told Rolling Stone:
“We were trying to make a moving version of a page in Vogue, where you might see a woman’s breast. The body isn’t meant to be objectified.
I know the video has caused some controversy, but my admiration for women supersedes anything I could ever say. We all come through the conduit of the bodies of beautiful women.
Because all three of us are happily married with children, we were like, ‘We’re the perfect guys to make fun of this.’ People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.
So we just wanted to turn it over on its head and make people go, ‘Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around.”
Robin Thicke also came to the defense of the video:
“I don’t want to be sleazy, I’m a gentleman, I’ve been in love with the same woman since I’ve been a teenager. I don’t want to do anything inappropriate. My initial response was I love the clothed version, I don’t think we should put out the naked version, and then I showed it to my wife and all of her girlfriends and they said, ‘You have to put this out, this is so sexy and so cool.’