Female response taken down, original remains
Michael Baggs

15:39 2nd September 2013

 

A role reversal parody video of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' video featuring nearly-naked male models has been returned to YouTube after being pulled from the site for showing 'innappropriate content'.

Thicke's 2013 smash hit has caused controversy since it was released, due to it's lyrical content - and of course, the barely-dressed women featured in the video. However, despite featuring moderate female nudity, the video remains on YouTube, while a parody video, recorded by three Auckland law students and featuring men in their underwear was removed from the site. YouTube are said to have taken issue with the 'sexually explicit content' in the parody clip.

However, it has now been returned to the site, check it out below.

The trio, Adelaide Dunn, Olivia Lubbock and Zoe Ellwood flip the lyrics of the track to sing: "You if you want to get nasty, just don’t harass me. You can’t just grab me.

"It’s a sex crime. We don’t want it, it’s chauvinistic."

Speaking of the video, Lubbock is reported as saying: "We had a lot of fun making it and like I said it was part of a comedy sketch so it was always intended to be taken as a bit of a joke." The trio now believe the video was removed for portraying men as sex objects.

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