80's icon doesn't believe Thicke is a misogynist

10:07 25th November 2013

80's icon Simon Le Bon believes that controversial singer Robin Thicke has made a mistake with 'Blurred Lines' as he will now forever be labelled as a misogynist.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Le Bon says that he doesn't believe Thicke truly is misogynistic and that he made an error of sorts by following up the lurid lyrical content of 'Blurred Lines' with a raunchy video. He believes that the disempowerment of women in the song paired with the video reinforces many peoples' opinion of Thicke and has left him irretrievably pigeon holed.

"The problem with Robin Thicke's video is it disempowered all the women in it," says Le Bon. "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."

Le Bon and Duran Duran are no strangers to controversy as the video for 'Girls on Film' featured a wealth of nudity, albeit in a fashion empowering to the women in the video. The video was banned from the BBC and heavily edited for broadcast on MTV, a fact that Le Bon said detracted from the track, highlighting the exploitation of women in the fashion industry.

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