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Last week, rapper Redfoo released his latest single Literally I Can’t on YouTube, but to say it wasn’t well received would be an understatement. 

The song, which was produced by duo Playz-n-Skillz and features rappers Lil’ Jon and Enertia McFly, was subjected to huge online backlash for trying to transform women “one at a time into girls gone wild.”

The song’s accompanying video is set in a frat house and follows a group of sorority girls who are being pressured into drinking and dancing. When the women respond to the rappers’ advances with the words “Literally I Can’t” they are told to “Shut the (beep) up.”

Redfoo’s involvement has been condemned by both media and fans alike, after he appears in the second verse singing “You got a big ol’ butt, I can tell by the way you walkin’. But you an annoying (beep), because you’re talking,” with Ninemsn’s The Fix announcing via an open letter that it will now enforce a blanket ban on any content relating to Redfoo. 

Many have been left wondering what the women in his life think of his misogynistic behaviour, including his mother Nancy Leiviska, a music writer who worked with names such as The Commodores and Marvin Gaye, his fellow X Factor judges Danni Minogue and Natalie Bassingthwaite, his female agent Karen Griffin, or this year’s winner of the X Factor, 15-year-old Marlisa Punzalan.

Redfoo has responded to the criticism by Tweeting “Another example of critics victimising an artist by purposely misinterpreting his/her work to support a pre-existing agenda #LiterallyICant”, however his job on the X Factor is in jeopardy as it appears Channel 7 is concerned what effect the sexist and derogatory song will have on the image of the show, as well as his legion of young fans.

So it begs the question- Would you let your child listen to Literally I Can’t? Or has Redfoo gone too far this time?

Main image courtesy of Twitter
  • What a moron, time he grew up.

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  • No, he is an idiot, I know it is all for publicity but I think he has had enough of that, I would not encourage anyone to listen to this person or attempt to copy any of his style if you could call it that, fortunately he is America’s problem again, thank goodness channel 9 got rid of him.

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  • Not for our family, only because it’s a crappy song in my opinion :P

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  • My child is not old enough to listen to that kind of crap yet. To be honest I would probably just shake my head at her & tell her never to sing the lyric out in public, which is what my dad said to me when I first started listening to Eminem. I can’t stand Eminem these days & can’t believe I use to listen to him.

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  • He really is a bad role model for anyone, he stinks.

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  • Red Foo’s songs have sunk to a new low with this one!

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  • yeah i just saw this video for the first time the other day. it really lowers the bar doesn’t

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  • Decency has gone from his songs. I would discourage my children from listening to his songs not just this song.

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  • Yes, I don’t hide the world away from my children, I swear myself my children know that it isn’t acceptable for children to swear, as for the rest they don’t understand until they are older and once they do there is no reason to hide that stuff from them. Ps I love redfoo

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  • Too far, this is such a set back for women who want to be portrayed as human beings with brains and feelings, not just objects, and in no way would I condone my daughters listening to this crap. Bad form Red Foo!!!!

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  • ell No would my kids listen to this. i read the lyrics and watched the video and its glorifying peer pressure and date rape there are a multitude of lines referencing forcing objecting women to perform sexual acts.

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  • yeah it is rediculous sometimes but i really can’t think of one single music performer that i feel is appropriate for children,

    when they are past the playschool stage, there is no good option.

    society is messed up

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  • my kids have been raised to know right from wrong and they would not be swayed by the opinion of a celebrity

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  • I wouldn’t let my child listen to anything that is rubbish…

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  • This type of disposable music is not on my playlist!


    • I have not heard this on the radio; so that speaks volumes!

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