Simon Le Bon: Blurred Lines was a mistake
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 November 2013
Simon Le Bon says Robin Thicke made a mistake with 'Blurred Lines' because it left him pigeon holed as a misogynist
Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon is convinced Robin Thicke made a "mistake" with 'Blurred Lines'.
The 80's icon says the singer will now forever be labelled a misogynist, even though he's not, after releasing the raunchy video featuring half naked women.
Simon told the Daily Telegraph: "The problem with Robin Thicke's video is it disempowered all the women in it.
"I think Robin made a bit of a mistake, because he's not a bad guy, he's not a misogynist, but he's getting off on the chicks in the video and all that stuff.
"The theme of the song is, 'You say you don't want it, but you do', and that's, actually, quite scary if you carry it through, so I felt that that was a mistake."
The song has come under fire from anti-rape campaigners and others allege the video objectifies women, but Robin branded the criticism "ridiculous" and said it was actually inspired by his "good girl" wife, actress Paula Patton.
Simon, 55, and his band are no strangers to controversy as their video for 'Girls on Film' featured nudity and was banned by the BBC and heavily edited for broadcast on MTV.
Although the band had good intentions for it to empower women and show how they are exploited by the fashion industry.
Despite the controversy surrounding the track in 1981, it helped to keep Duran Duran in the public eye and the song remained in the charts for a number of weeks.