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    Robin Thicke Named "Sexist of the Year" by Women's Coalition

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    There's nothing blurry about how one group thinks about "Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke.

    The End Violence Against Women Coalition has named the chart-topper "Sexist of the Year" due, in part, to the questionable lyrics of his hit single as well as its controversial music video, the Guardian reports.

    The organization also made its selection based on some of Thicke's comments in interviews regarding "Blurred Lines," including one he shared with GQ.

    "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,'" he told the magazine.

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    The coalition will apparently be sending Thicke a voucher so that he can download Aretha Franklin's classic "Respect" as a prize.

    Of course, Thicke is certainly no stranger to such criticism.

    Last month, for instance, there was an online petition on Change.org to get the artist banned from this year's Juno Awards over the "Blurred Lines" music video.

    The petition read, "Despite the blatant sexism, degradation of women and promotion of rape culture in Robin Thicke's song and music video ‘Blurred Lines,' Thicke is nominated for three awards—Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, and the JUNO Fan Choice Award—at the upcoming Canadian JUNO Broadcast Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 30, 2014. This is not a song, nor a message, that should be rewarded."

    However, Thicke wound up canceling his scheduled performance anyway, claiming he had been placed on "mandatory vocal rest."

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