December 20, 2013 8:35

Robin Thicke named 'Sexist of the Year' by women's coalition

The 'Blurred Lines' singer has been called a 'worthy winner' of the End Violence Against Women Coalition poll

Robin Thicke named 'Sexist of the Year' by women's coalition

Photo: PA

Robin Thicke has been named 'Sexist of the Year' by a coalition of women's groups.

The 'Blurred Lines' artist came top of the poll conducted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition, which is made up of more than 60 women's rights groups, reports The Guardian. Sarah Green of the group said of their poll winner: "Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop... Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry 'creatives' but the times they are a-changin'."

The coalition said they would be awarding Thicke with a voucher so he could download Aretha Franklin's song 'Respect'. As well as drawing attention to his controversial 'Blurred Lines' video, and its contentious lyrics, they highlighted a number of quotes made by the singer, including a comment made to GQ magazine, in which he said: "People say, 'Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?' I'm like, 'Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before'."

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has been named the biggest-selling single of 2013. The singer's summer hit has sold well over 1million copies in the UK, reports the Official UK Charts Company, beating Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' to the crown. 'Blurred Lines', which has sold 1.44million copies, has the edge by a few thousand over 'Get Lucky', which has sales of 1.28million. In third place is Avicii's 'Wake Me Up, Passenger's 'Let Me Go' is at Number Four and Naughty Boy, featuring up-and-coming star Sam Smith, is at Number Five with 'La La La'.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Metallica to release box set of all 2014 live performances
Kendrick Lamar preparing to release new single 'i'
Björk declares support for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: 'Bands will always come through'
Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook
Honeyblood drummer Shona McVicar leaves group
Midweek chart update: The Script on course for third Number One album
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite goes on campaign trail for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Wild Beasts announce special edition release of 'Present Tense' with Foals remix –...
La Roux says she is 'not happy' with record label Polydor over new album promotion
Interpol reveal Paul Banks-directed video for 'Twice As Hard'
Win a chance see Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and write for NME
Rihanna says 'Fuck you' to CBS over use of 'Run This Town' following NFL...
Cat Stevens to tour for first time since 1976
Run The Jewels fans set up Kickstarter campaign to get new album remixed by cats
Paul McCartney to release expanded edition of 'New' including unreleased tracks
September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'I'll be buying the new Aphex Twin album the second it...
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher denounces 'rock 'n' roll' behaviour:...
Serge says next Kasabian album will be heavy and 'bombastic'
Sharon Osbourne to U2: 'You give your mediocre music away because no one wants to buy it'
Footage emerges of Foo Fighters playing instrumental version of new song 'Outside' -...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today