Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
Crazy how someone could actually care the impact his words has on people…
No “I didn’t mean it that way”, “You took this the wrong way”, “You need to lighten up”
Legitimate concern for the mentality of his listeners
I wondered about this when I heard the song. I’m pretty pumped to see he acknowledged it.
I feel like an idiot over here, but in good company at least, I had no idea that was a thing. I’m not sure I’ve ever USED the word “spastic”- but I absolutely didn’t know the background.
Damn. Two steps forward. Three back. Adulting.
FWIW I had no idea either. As far as I knew “spaz” was just something we called each in the ’80s and I had no clue there was a “technical” meaning that could cause people harm.
But just to recap: we now live in a world where Weird Al has given the most sincere public apology for a mistake in the past… what? Decade? Longer?
I have nothing to add to this other than yeah, I think this guy’s cool. (Also did not know there was sensitivity around “spastic.”)