Daily Talker: Should Robin Thicke BU Concert Be Cancelled?

Robin Thicke is one of the biggest stars in music right now, but some Boston University students don’t want him performing on the campus next month.

At issue his his song “Blurred Lines”. According to a petition created on the Change.org website, the group Humanists of Boston University says the song “celebrates having sex with women against their will. Lyrics such as, ‘I know you want it,’ explicitly use non-consensual language. And while watching the extremely explicit video, the insinuations grow from subtle to explicit to obnoxious.”

“One in three women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime so even if it doesn’t apply to you personally,” said BU student Emily Franco. “Try to show empathy and understand why other people are upset about it.”

A University spokesman said he respects the beliefs of the students but the concert will still go on. Petition organizers say they’ll be outside Agganis Arena protesting the night of March 4 if the concert is not cancelled.

What do you think? Should Boston University cancel the Robin Thicke concert, or should he still perform? Share your comments below, and watch for them on WBZ News in the Morning between 4:30 and 7 a.m.


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