Robin Thicke

Rape Is Okay, But Puig Is Evil

When I first heard the “Blurred Lines” last year, it was in the Dodgers clubhouse. It was cool sounding, and it helped that Juan Uribe was dancing to it.

Then I listened to it and the lyrics and just about fell off my chair. It’s a very thinly veiled song about rape. Take the chorus:

And that’s why I’m gon’ take a good girl
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
You’re a good girl
Can’t let it get past me
You’re far from plastic
Talk about getting blasted
I hate these blurred lines
I know you want it
I know you want it
I know you want it
But you’re a good girl
The way you grab me
Must wanna get nasty
Go ahead, get at me

I know you want it. I hate these blurred lines. Must wanna get nasty. These are all things rapists use to justify their actions.

But it amazes me how a polished pop song that is catchy and very dancey can get people to just not give a shit. And here he is at Dodger Stadium to perform before the Dodgers-Giants game. Everyone loves him! The Dodgers, the reporters, the ones who hate Yasiel Puig and think he will undo civilization. Puig is evil, but a singer who sings about rape is a-ok.

So maybe I’ll write a song about raping and disemboweling children, set it to a pop dance track and watch it get to the top of the charts.

I’m disappointed with everyone: the Dodgers, MLB, the reporters, the media. Then again, I was one of the few voices to shout about Tampa Bay Rays reliever and rapist Josh Lueke when he was called up last year for the Dodgers series.