Patrice Dougan is the Herald's education reporter.

Blurred Lines banned from Edinburgh University's campus

The Auckland law students' tongue-in-cheek parody is accompanied by underpants-wearing blokes.
The Auckland law students' tongue-in-cheek parody is accompanied by underpants-wearing blokes.

Three kiwi law students who shot to fame with a parody of Robin Thicke's chart-topper Blurred Lines, have now added subtitles to their version on YouTube.

The Law Revue Girls' Defined Lines sparked controversy with its gender reversal of the American singer's video, which saw it temporarily banned from the video website.

The parody, which took a stand against female objectification, has been viewed more than two million times on YouTube. The women have now uploaded a subtitled version "so more people can enjoy our lyrics".

The girls tweeted a link to the new video today, telling fans to "enjoy".

It comes as Thicke's Blurred Lines was banned from Edinburgh University's campus.

A DJ was ordered to fade out the track at a silent disco on Sunday night, according to a report from student website The Tab.

A ban on the song has been issued to all student buildings, the site said, in line with the university's bid to "end rape culture and lad banter on campus". The policy aims to shut down "myths and stereotypes around sexual violence", and stop the sexual objectification of female students.

- APNZ

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