FemPop

Dear Justin Timberlake: Naked Ladies Don't Make Your Music Video Art

The latest way to "shock" music video viewers? Nope, it's not making gazers feel like they're tripping out on drugs while they're watching, a la Miley Cyrus and "We Can't Stop." It's putting not just scantily clad ladies, but fully nude women, all over your video. Yep, that's a naked lady in Justin TImberlake's "Tunnel Vision."

And it's one way to immediately lose the respect of your fans, too.

While Robin Thicke was the first guy to start the "dapper guy in a suit surrounded by clotheless models" trend, with a March YouTube video that was banned then later restored; Justin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision," which debuted this month, features even more naked ladies -- this time, they're not just topless, they're doing the full monty. Forget claims by Rape Crisis that the lyrics in Thicke's clip reinforce victim-blaming in rape cases. Pairing lines such as "I hate these blurred lines / I know you want it" with images of naked women prancing around wasn't just acceptable to Thicke -- his wife, Paula Patton, also has called the video sexy. Score one less for the ladies -- maybe she was just trying to seem more secure with her "I'll look all I want" husband.

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Nicki Escudero
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