Blurred Lines 'banned' from Edinburgh University venues

The summer hit 'Blurred Lines' has reportedly been banned from all student union buildings at the University of Edinburgh because of references to "sexual violence" and "rape".

Singer Robin Thicke performs in New York Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

Edinburgh University Students' Association took exception to lyrics such as "I hate these blurred lines, I know you want it". It says the song falls in line with its policy to "End Rape Culture and Lad Banter on Campus".

Canadian-American singer Robin Thicke has dismissed such claims as "ridiculous," insisting in an interview with GQ magazine that he has "always respected women".

Edinburgh student newspaper The Tab reports that a DJ was forced to stop playing the song at a silent disco at the university on Sunday night.