New Zealand 'Blurred Lines' parody goes viral
WELLINGTON (AFP) - A feminist parody of Robin Thicke's controversial hit Blurred Lines has gone viral on YouTube after being briefly banned from the video-sharing website for being too raunchy.
The spoof by three Auckland University law students titled Defined Lines satirises Thicke's song with a music video that uses bare-chested males in submissive poses, instead of the topless female models featured in the original version.
The clip posted by the Auckland Law Review has racked up almost 600,000 hits on YouTube and with reposts from other users is approaching the one million mark.
The number of views has almost doubled since the video was pulled from the website on Monday for "sexually inappropriate content", then allowed back up less than 24 hours later after YouTube admitted it had made a mistake.