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Gender-Swapping Pop Parodies

This Blurred Lines Parody Objectifies Men Instead of Women

— July 25, 2013 — Pop Culture
A new Blurred Lines parody has just been released, turning the original music video for this summer's number one hit on its risque head. Mod Carousel, a boylesque troupe, reversed the genders of the people featured in the original Robin Thicke video, turning the objectifying gaze away from women, and onto men.

Singing the song in this parody are three women. Each of these girls wears androgynous outfits, from full suits to baggy jackets. The boys, on the other hand, wear nothing but thongs. Their overly made-up faces, glistening with eyeliner and rouge, are a direct reference to the women in the original video. By having the men prance around in their underwear and pose for the women, this video also shows how uncomfortable objectification can make some people; it's almost certain that some men watching this video might feel a little on edge, or shocked.

This hilarious parody takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video that has received a ton of criticism from people all around the globe for its blatant objectification of women. It will come as no surprise, then, if Mod Carousel's incredibly satirical video goes viral by the day's end -- it's only a matter of time.
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