Comedy songwriter takes on the Robin Thicke hit
Sean Kerwick

16:00 15th May 2015

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The parody we have been waiting Musician/comedian Weird Al Yankovic has taken on Robin Thicke and Pharrell's controversial hit 'Blurred Lines', which he has entitled 'Word Crimes'.

The singer took on the song during his recent gig at Planet Hollywood, where he highlighted the grammatical errors within pop music. The singer was clad in a stripy Beetlejuice-style suit throughout.

The song has received many setbacks in its existence, firstly a sexist claim, then a law-suit earlier this year which resulted in the writers having to pay up $7.4 million due to plagarism claims from Marvin Gaye's estate and now criticism regarding its grammatical errors.

 Below: Watch Weird Al's Robin Thicke parody 'Word Crimes'

Weird Al is coming to the UK later this year, his tour dates are as follows. For tickets and more information, visit here

Sat October 03 2015 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun October 04 2015 - LONDON Eventim Apollo
Tue October 06 2015 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Wed October 07 2015 - BELFAST Limelight
Fri October 09 2015 - GLASGOW O2 ABC

  • "Is it sexually suggestive when a car salesman says to a person who's trying to buy a car, 'I know you want it'?"

  • "'I know you want it'. Is that a man forcing himself on you? Let me ask you a question. Women sing that song, so are women singing it to other women?"

  • "Did I touch them sexually? Is it sexist when you walk around a museum and a lot of the statues have their boobs out?"

  • "The women in that video weren't doing anything sexual: they were only dancing."

  • "Is it wrong for a man to have a correct guess that a woman might want something?"

  • "I want to support women, but that doesn't mean I won't make another song where girls' behinds are everywhere."

  • "In a high fashion magazine, when women have their boobs out, is there something sexual there too?"

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Photo: Wenn