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

Categories: FemPop

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.

What are your opinions of the naked-lady trend heating up the pop music video world? Share them in the comments.

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rylangerhans
rylangerhans

So, you are critical of Timberlake & Thicke using naked women, meanwhile your profess your favorite video right now is Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop". This video promotes drug use - molly. And I guess it's okay for women to objectify themselves or each other. Miley is dressed like a tramp in her video and also spanking the asses of other women in sexually suggestive positions. I actually have no problem with any of the videos. But it's just a tad hypocritical when you criticize a man doing what other female artists do to themselves and each other. Not to mention your posting on FB about Tandy.com; that site and business totally doesn't objectify women, right?

Fritz  e
Fritz e

P.P.S.  Most of the stuff that you write don't make sense and if you knew how much these women get for what they do and you could do it yourself, you wouldn't blink (I am most likely 99.9% right on this opinion)...  Plus, the concept of the video totally represent the meaning behind the song...  Of course they will not show you an actual tunnel and eyes all throughout the video.  There were many subliminal images to represent that...  Btw, did you see the "light" at the end of the tunnel?

Fritz  e
Fritz e

You know why they call it "Opinion"? because anyone can grab one out of a bag at anytime and they will never run out...  I am not saying that whoever wrote this article is wrong (again, here comes this Mr. Opinion in the picture).  However, Art is subjective and what may be art to some can be crap to others.  In closing, I deal with art, organize large events, and produce videos...  In my professional and sexy opinion, I think this video is kicka*s on many levels... creativity, originality, sexinessss, and catchy beat...  Just ask yourself, if you were to freeze many of the scenes as if they were still photos, would someone print them and post them on their walls...  However, you answer this question, it's should also be your answer to whether or not this video is "art"...  For me, it is "art" all the way...  well, "moving art"...


P.S. Stop this whole thing about a bunch of "naked dancing dudes" vs "naked clad women" thing...  It's old...  Women are beautiful in all sizes, shapes and colors...  Presenting that in a very sexy way is not necessarily "objectifying"...  Yes, they use "traditional" fashion models to sell their ideas.  So, what's wrong with that?  For some (both men and women), that's a compliment!!!  Owwww, again here comes Mr. Opinion!!!!!!!!

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