Robin Thicke has addressed the Miley Cyrus MTV VMA performance controversy in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
According to Us Weekly, the ‘Blurred Lines’ singer spoke candidly about the moment he performed his hit track with Cyrus at the award show last month, adding that he was the “twerkee”.
He said: “People ask me if I twerk, and I’m like, Listen, I’m the twerkee. I don’t twerk.” When asked by Winfrey if he thought the dance moves were “sexual”, he answered: “Well, I was onstage, [so] I didn’t see it.”
Thicke added: “So to me, I’m walking out toward Miley, I’m not thinking sex, I’m thinking fun…I’m singing my butt off. I’m singing and I’m looking at the sky and I’m singing and I’m not really paying attention to all that. That’s on her.”
Meanwhile, an advert featuring singer Robin Thicke performing his hit single ‘Blurred Lines’ cannot be shown before 7:30pm after complaints that it was “too sexual” were upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.
The advert for Beats Pill speakers received 97 complaints with the ASA ruling that the images involved in the advert, which is based on the video for ‘Blurred Lines’ and features models dancing around the product, were “distateful” though unlikely to “cause widespread offence”. As such, the advert will remain on TV but only in the evening.
BBC News reports that the ASA acknowledged some viewers could find elements of the advert distasteful, especially the shots of women on all fours. However, as the offensive shots were brief, it did not consider the ad to show sustained or over overtly sexual or provocative behaviour.”