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Free flow of racy content a headache for parents

Until this summer, few people outside the R&B music scene knew who Robin Thicke was. Then came his new song "Blurred Lines" and an unrated online video to promote it.

"You the hottest b---- in this place!" Thicke sings, as topless models playfully dance around him.

The video has stirred a debate, with detractors complaining that it's too racy and degrading to women.

Thicke insists he meant no offense — and the song, meanwhile, has become the No. 1 hit of the summer.

Certainly in pop culture, pushing the limits of what's considered appropriate is hardly new. Back in the roaring 1920s, young women of the "flapper" generation raised eyebrows. In the 1950s, Elvis gyrated and caused a ruckus.


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