“Blurred Lines” was the most talked about song of the summer but this fall several college campuses are banning the track from being played.
Robin Thicke‘s now infamous hit that went to No. 1 in 14 countries won’t be played at five British university campus bars, as several claim that the song “excuses rape culture.” Universities including London’s Kingston University as well as college campuses in Edinburgh, Leeds, Derby and West Scotland will also ban the song.
“The song hugely objectifies woman and excuses rape culture,” Hollie O’Connor, president of the University of Derby Students’ Union, told NBC News. “It is a man suggesting that there are ‘blurred lines’ when it comes to sexual consent and that is unacceptable. We felt we needed to take a stand.”