Ugh. Just... ugh. Ugh. Between the raging rape culture that was once again brought to our attention by the horrific Twitter reactions to American Horror Story: Coven's premiere, and this latest reminder that Robin Thicke still exists and says things, we just... we just need a break, OK? Because Robin Thicke blames Miley Cyrus for VMA performance, and we're just exhausted.
I’m singing my butt off, so I’m sitting there. I’m looking up at this guy, and I’m singing. I’m not really paying attention to all that. That’s on her. I’m like, people ask me, you know, do you twerk? I go, listen, I’m the twerkee. I’m twerked upon. I don’t twerk myself, OK? I’m just twerked upon.
Listen. Listen. We saw that performance. With our eyes. The working ones, in our heads. Miley Cyrus may have been the one to bend over and wiggle her booty, but here's the thing: 1) So what? We're still confused as to why people are still upset about that, and 2) Robin Thicke, sir, you were there, too.
Miley Cyrus bent over, and twerked, and generally wiggled, but Thicke must have stumbled oh so conveniently to find himself right up against that very famous derriere. He may not have been twerking, but he was definitely part of the equation, and it's kind of lame to claim otherwise.
Thicke also wrote "Blurred Lines," which happens to be the song they were performing, so it feels kind of disingenuous to push all the blame onto the lady acting out the lyrics to his own song. Don't blame Miley Cyrus for not being as easily "domesticated" as the song claims; she already warned us years ago that she can't be tamed.
We do agree with one thing Thicke said about that VMAs performance and the press attention that followed: “It’s silly.”