Boston U student group wants Robin Thicke show cancelled over sexist lyrics
Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton arrive at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / Invision)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:07PM EST
BOSTON -- A Boston University student organization is calling on the school to cancel an upcoming concert by Robin Thicke over what it calls the singer's sexist lyrics, but school officials say that is unlikely.
By Thursday, about 1,400 people had signed an online petition started by the Humanists of Boston University.
The petition says, "It is a dishonour to our feminist history to symbolically idolize Robin Thicke by allowing him to perform his misogynist music at our university," and that Thicke's hit song, "Blurred Lines," "celebrates having sex with women against their will."
A university spokesman says the March 4 show at Agganis Arena is unlikely to be cancelled and the school's administration played no role in booking it.
An email to a Thicke spokeswoman was not immediately returned.