Dear Justin Timberlake: Naked Ladies Don't Make Your Music Video Art
These women signed up to dance in the videos, but it's Thicke and Timberlake who had the power to show them off -- and also, if they'd chosen, to show them in a more powerful light, rather than just as dancing playthings. It's sad these popular musicians with such great capabilities to positively influence young music fans did nothing but perpetuate stereotypes to create buzz.
Videos like these lack intelligence. Very little thought goes into integrating dancing naked ladies compared to coming up with a story board that actually relates to the song. It'd be extremely interesting to see how a video with a bunch of naked dancing dudes would be received.
Physically, humans are at their most vulnerable forms when they're completely naked -- so it's interesting none of the guys in these videos shed their clothes. Women are the ones who willingly put themselves in the submissive roles here, which makes the clips all the more sad.
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