The University of Leeds' student union has said that it will not play Robin Thicke's controversial song 'Blurred Lines', following the lead of Edinburgh University which banned it a week ago.
Alice Smart, an officer at Leeds' student union, told The Independent that the song would not now be played in any of the three nightclubs and two bars operated by the union.So, are you going to also go around ripping the headphones off people to see if they are playing the 'forbidden' song?
Or is this just another symbolic and pointless gesture, like we're used to from student unions?
She said that the decision had been taken collectively by the union's sabbatical officers, because it "undermines and degrades women".
"The reaction has been mainly positive," she added. "A few students are asking why if we have banned this song, we aren't banning everything, but we've chosen this one as an example, because it's so popular."And does that popularity perhaps have anything to do with the 'outrage'?
"Blurred Lines" has been a worldwide hit, reaching number one in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. With more than 5m sales in 22 weeks in the US alone, it is the fastest-selling digital song in history.Clearly, Thicke's not so thick, and Alice ain't so smart...