Some people don’t like Justin Bieber’s new song, because it’s sung by Justin Bieber, but Lena Dunham doesn’t like it for a different reason. Lena Dunham thinks that some of the lyrics in the Biebs’ “What Do You Mean?” promote rape culture. Before I agree or disagree with Lena, I need to check the law to see if it states that promoting rape culture in a pop song will result in lifetime imprisonment.
In the Biebs’ new song, he yodels out the lyrics, “What do you mean? / When you nod your head yes / But you wanna say no / What do you mean?” The Internet ran their magnifying glasses over the stupid lyrics of a Justin Bieber song and some think that he’s Robin Thicke Jr. The Biebs recently explained the meaning of his extremely deep song to the evil mastermind frog Ryan Seacrest:
“Well, girls are often just flip-floppy … They say something and they mean something else. So … what do you mean? I don’t really know, that’s why I’m asking.”
I listened to “What Do You Mean?” a few times (for research purposes only, okay?) and I didn’t get a “Blurred Lines” vibe from it at all. But the Little Critter of Brooklyn did and she let it be known that she doesn’t like it. Lena never called out the Biebs by name, but you don’t have to ask her “Who do you mean?” to know who the hell she’s talking about.
Let's do away with pop songs where a girl nods yes when she means no and vice versa, k?
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 31, 2015
Lena also played coy on Instagram.
Of course, Lena opened up a can of rage and the Beliebers are pounding their keyboards to death while going after her on Twitter. I scanned her mentions and a huge chunk of Beliebers told Lena to shut her mouth and mentioned what she wrote about her sister in her book.
Damn everybody involved in this. If the Biebs never shat up that song, Lena Dunham would’ve never tweeted that tweet. If Lena Dunham never tweeted that tweet, I wouldn’t have had to kind-of-sort-of defended Justin Bieber. Damn them all!