Law students' Blurred Lines too hot for YouTube

Last updated 14:12 02/09/2013
Defined Lines

TOO HOT: Defined Lines has been pulled from YouTube.

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A group of Auckland law students viral video parody of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines has proven too raunchy for Youtube.

The video, titled Defined Lines, saw Adelaide Dunn, Olivia Lubbock and Zoe Ellwood play on gender stereotypes in the lyrics of the worldwide hit and replace Thicke's topless female models with nearly naked men.

Despite the original Blurred Lines clip, as well as Miley Cyrus' VMA performance, still being available on YouTube, it appears the moderators found the parody a step too far. The video was removed this morning because of inappropriate content.

Lubbock says she cannot understand why the video has been taken down.

"It's been flagged by users as inappropriate because of sexual content and stuff like that.

"My opinion is people don't like the message behind it

"It was meant to be a comedic sketch and the fact it's been taken down is a massive double standard."

Although comedic, the video is also meant to highlight the different ways women are portrayed in the media compared to men, Lubbock says.

Under YouTube's terms of use, if a video is flagged as inappropriate, it is viewed by moderators and a decision is made to remove by the moderators.

Lubbock is in the process of appealing the decision.

Some of the lyrics from the video include: "we're feeling the frustration, from all the exploitation, prepare for your castration" and "what you see on TV, doesn't speak equality, it's straight up misogyny."

The video was filmed as one of a 40 skits for last week's University of Auckland Law Revue show and had gathered more than 300,000 views since Friday.

Lubbock says the parody was well received by those in attendance.

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