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    Default Literally, I Can't.

    So, there's a bit of a furore going on in Australia at the moment over this song. Mainly because one of its participants is a judge on a show called the "X-Factor" (its kind of like Idol, i have no idea if other countries have similar things), and in that capacity mentors young (and often female) contestants throughout the show.

    Apparently it's satire, and perhaps if the requests being made of the girls were different, the refrain of "literally, i can't" would be better used. I understand the stereotype of the "snotty sorority girl", and the mocking of a phrase like "literally, i can't" or "i can't even", however, the lyrics and the imagery used seem to re-enforce that girls are there to be looked at, groped at, videoed and not heard. Shut the fuck up and do what i say, seems to be the pervasive message throughout.

    If some guy at a party started asking me where my friends were and would i like some 'girl-on-girl' action I would be more than a little fucking creeped out, especially since when LITERALLY BEING TOLD NO, the girl is instructed to "Shut the Fuck Up" and i don't really see the 'satire' in that.

    As the video progresses the girls of LIC are one by one "freed" from their tight ass inhibitions via alcohol and stripping off layers of WASP-ish clothing. Wrestling in an inflatable pool and at one point i assume being filmed and put on "red tube" - which is porn. Yeah. Not Twitter. A Porn site. When the last remaining LIC virtually runs out of the party, she is harassed and surrounded by many men MUCH bigger than her, all yelling at her to "Shut the Fuck Up". And it's all in fun?

    Fuck. That.



    Lyrics:

    Hey! Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to Party!
    So that means, while I’m at my motherfuckin’ table
    and I’m tryin’ to dance, don’t fucking talk to me!

    Let’s Go!

    A shot of Vodka?
    I can’t
    Tequila?
    I can’t
    At the party?
    I can’t
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)

    Literally, i can’t

    Wanna Dance?
    I can’t
    Where yo friends?
    I can’t
    Girl on Girl?
    I can’t
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)

    Oh my GOD, SHUT THE FUCK UP
    SHUT THE FUCK UP

    Redfooo! Let’s rock!

    Yo! We in the club
    We bottle poppin’
    we sippin’ that bubbly
    we party rockin’
    You got a big ‘ole butt
    I can tell by the way you walkin’
    but you annoying me
    Cause you talkin’ URGH

    Shut the fuck up

    Bounce on the pogo
    Jump on the jack hammer
    Get low low low
    While i instagram ya (everyone realises what happens when most girls bounce right? their fucking tits fly everywhere, nice one. asshole. you're taking pics of girls flying tits)
    Shhhhhh…
    Don’t talk about it, be about it
    Work it, and twerk it, and maybe i’ll tweet about it
    They'll read about it
    And you could be winnin'
    I said jump on the pole
    I didn't mean your opinion
    Gurrrrl I'm sippin' on this drink
    I'm tryna see what you got
    Not tryna hear what you think

    A shot of Vodka?
    I can’t
    Tequila?
    I can’t
    At the party?
    I can’t
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)

    Oh my god! SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Shut the FUCK UP!

    Look I’m trying’ to get your fine ass on the dance floor
    Girl i wanna see you get low, low
    over here then bring it up slow
    your booty in my hand is my new motto
    you got the face of a model
    put your lips on my bottle
    Let me see you take it to the head
    Girl I know that you can
    I don't wanna hear no
    Girl have you heard of my new super friends?
    Play-N-Skillz, Redfoo and Lil Jon they comin' in
    And turn the party to a crazy mad house
    Going all night until I just black out
    After I do all that we can make out
    Girl you know what Enertia all about

    A shot of Vodka?
    I can’t
    Tequila?
    I can’t
    At the party?
    I can’t
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t
    Wanna dance?
    I can’t
    Where yo friends?
    I can’t
    Girl on Girl?
    I can’t
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)
    Literally, i can’t (ew)

    Oh my GOD, SHUT THE FUCK UP
    SHUT THE FUCK UP


    Some of the articles:
    Redfoo defends new song by calling it 'satire' | Daily Mail Online
    Singer Redfoo Refuses To Apologise For 'Literally I Can't', The 'Most Sexist Song Of The Year' | Business Insider
    Redfoo under fire over



    Oh, also, considering the spate of allegations of rape at Frat parties in the US and frats being suspended for sexual assault allegations, this whole thing just seems poorly thought out.

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    Never before has a song title so appropriately reflected my own reaction to it. Sad thing is, this is probably going to become a huge hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
    Never before has a song title so appropriately reflected my own reaction to it. Sad thing is, this is probably going to become a huge hit.
    That was pretty much my reaction.

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    Literally I can't watch this video in its entirety. I need eye and ear bleach.

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    This isn't satire. People who are saying it is are probably just trying to defend it for liking it.

    Idk why this song is even worth the controversy. It seems like just another misogynistic EDM song that frat boys play at their parties but no one actually wants to listen to.

    It's funny because I know some sorority girls that party the hardest.

    I think the video combined with the song is supposed to be making fun of people who think people who go out and party are "beneath them" but it still does a shitty job of doing that. The parts of the lyrics you put in bold just seem to further exemplify male entitlement. I mean...I like to party a lot too, but there are some aspects of that whole scene that are still fucked up.

    Whatever though, my guess is that this song will be irrelevant in a month and only a filler track on some guy's party playlist.
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    I am living in a strange time. Such peculiar individuals who finds peace and tranquility in listening to such a putrid defilement of refined sensibilities. If we were to physicalise this music into solid matter, we'd be dealing with some sort of waste dump.

    Edit: Excuse my language... I'm super sleepy.
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    I suppose the satire is in the exaggerated portrayal of all the stereotypes present in the video: primitive party people meet haughty-prude sorority girls. I find it hard to get angry at such a clusterfuck of bad taste, though, especially if the song is even worse than the video. Seriously, the song is awful, something like the five-years-after follow-up to Rebecca Black's Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I suppose the satire is in the exaggerated portrayal of all the stereotypes present in the video: primitive party people meet haughty-prude sorority girls. I find it hard to get angry at such a clusterfuck of bad taste, though, especially if the song is even worse than the video. Seriously, the song is awful, something like the five-years-after follow-up to Rebecca Black's Friday.
    Damn you for making me think about Friday.

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    Wow, this is edgy as fuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I suppose the satire is in the exaggerated portrayal of all the stereotypes present in the video: primitive party people meet haughty-prude sorority girls. I find it hard to get angry at such a clusterfuck of bad taste, though, especially if the song is even worse than the video. Seriously, the song is awful, something like the five-years-after follow-up to Rebecca Black's Friday.


    How dare you speak ill of the lyrical genius that is Friday.

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