Three female students have become a YouTube sensation overnight after parodying Robin Thicke's controversial "Blurred Lines" video - and making their own feminist version.
Zoe Ellwood, Olivia Lubbock and Adelaide Dunn are a group of law students who call themselves the "Law Revue girls" and hail from Auckland, New Zealand. They took on Thicke's number one hit following criticism which described the original song as advocating sexual abuse - something which Thicke vehemently denies..
A shot from the law students' parody
The trio has won approval worldwide, even gaining feminist writer Caitlin Moran's stamp of approval:
The video, which was made as part of a series of sketches performed at the University of Auckland, has had more than 400,000 views to date.
The women's YouTube video was removed due to violating the platform's terms and conditions by displaying sexually explicit content - although Thicke's explicit video featuring topless women in nude thongs remained on the site. However, Dunn told HuffPost UK the video was reinstated 18 hours later after Lubbock contacted YouTube and explained the satirical nature of the performance.
"It was always meant to be a joke," Dunn added. "We're really happy to have it back up and that so many people like the video. We're stunned and pleased with the reaction!"
The lyrics, described by one female fan as "fantastically funny & sassy" includes the verse:
If you wanna get nasty,
Just don't harass me:
You can't just grab me.
That's a sex crime!
Yeah we don't want it -
You're such a bigot!"
Lubbock added: "It was intended for our friends and our family and fellow law students who came to the show so it's really surprising that it's this big."
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