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  • Robin Thicke's dad Alan is a Canadian actor
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  • Robin Thicke has been defended by his father

Robin Thicke's dad has spoken out on his son's controversial hit Blurred Lines.

Canadian actor Alan Thicke doesn't understand why the unrated video - which features sexy models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M'Bengue and Elle Evans dancing topless around Robin, Pharrell Williams and T.I. - has caused so much fuss.

‘Most of the other videos for years have been about booty,' says Alan, 66.

‘For some reason, when they switched from booty to booby, everyone went nuts.

‘This is not a lascivious video. There's no humping and grinding, as we've been seeing in music videos for two decades now.

‘I'm actually a little surprised at the response, at least to the nudity, because I've seen things I thought were much more sexual than simply [being] topless.'

Alan has also defended Robin, 36, over the song's saucy lyrics which some critics have dubbed 'rapey'.

T.I.'s rap section (censored on radio in the UK) includes the line: 'I'll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two'.

‘I think that there are blurred lines within the Blurred Lines,' Robin's dad tells The Canadian Press.

T.I.'s rap is kind of graphic; Robin's point of view, I think, in his own parts of the song... is kind of female empowerment when you look at it.

‘It's not so much "we know you want it" - it's "we hope you want it". It's still a guy waiting for permission, saying, "I'm not your maker".

‘Nobody grabs anybody; we're waiting for permission here. And not only that, but it's guys trying to be cute and funny.'

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