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    Default "The Way You Make Me Feel" - A Problematic Vibe?

    So i've been talking to some fans who don't like the video because it can be seen as a contribution to 'rape culture'

    Personally,i have never ever interpretated the music video THAT way and i was actually surprised that there were scholars who wrote about the 'damaging imagery' in this video back in the day.

    Someone sent me this video but it was more like a joke, but i didn't know how creepy this video can be without music and a voice over *lol*


    https://youtu.be/9H1q53Q-pnQ

    So what is your opinion?

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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    I can see how someone would see it like that. You can see Tatiana's character liking it so I don't see a problem. I think the video is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    I can see how someone would see it like that. You can see Tatiana's character liking it so I don't see a problem. I think the video is great.
    I agree.
    I mean there are some aspects (the lightning,the corner scene) but I think it was more of a 'macho meets the hard-to get' type of thing.

    I do wonder if it would have been a different thing if that video had been released today.

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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    Hell no.

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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    LOL, no.
    If someone says that it is then they're reaching with Mr. Fantastic arms.

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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    I can see how 2017 "im so so offended" groups could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    I can see how 2017 "im so so offended" groups could.

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    Well actually, those type of people and the people that for whatever sick reason desperately want Michael to have been a rapist in some way, shape, or form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Diamond Princess View Post
    IKR!
    Well actually, those type of people and the people that for whatever sick reason desperately want Michael to have been a rapist in some way, shape, or form.
    I find this post offensive.

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    Yeah I've seen people referring to this video as 'creepy' on social media more recently.

    I might consider it if the word wasn't used to refer to Michael so often. Starting a family was creepy. Going to the shops was creepy. Helping the loss fortunate was creepy. Yawn.

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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    No, because Tatiana does not look intimidated at all. She's clearly having fun and enjoying the attention Michael is giving her. To call this an example of rape culture trivialises the meaning of rape - in fact the term "rape culture" itself does that because it is used to describe any type of sexualisation of women, whether consensual or not. Many women know what it's like to be harassed on the street and we don't laugh and play around with the men who are bothering us. But people are desperate to pin the creepy / woman-hater label on Michael while other artists get a pass. That concept of TWYMMF has been done a million times. A song like Blurred Lines can get to #1 all over the world but some people are worried about a 30-year-old Michael Jackson video in which he's playfully chasing a girl. Priorities -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    Why is this posted under Trials & Tribulations?
    I have no idea, i posted it on the Hood section

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindavG View Post
    No, because Tatiana does not look intimidated at all. She's clearly having fun and enjoying the attention Michael is giving her. To call this an example of rape culture trivialises the meaning of rape - in fact the term "rape culture" itself does that because it is used to describe any type of sexualisation of women, whether consensual or not. Many women know what it's like to be harassed on the street and we don't laugh and play around with the men who are bothering us. But people are desperate to pin the creepy / woman-hater label on Michael while other artists get a pass. That concept of TWYMMF has been done a million times. A song like Blurred Lines can get to #1 all over the world but some people are worried about a 30-year-old Michael Jackson video in which he's playfully chasing a girl. Priorities -_-
    I agree. Maybe the place (Street at night) wasn't the best but I could hardly see anything that might make the video creepy.
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    Default Re: Can The Way You Make Me Feel be seen as 'rapey'?

    I don't want anything of Michael to help "rape culture".... not with already the stigma around him... lol!


    But no, Tatianna playfully taunts Michael through the whole video.. The video does play into the macho guy and female roles, putting each in a stereotype that the sexes would lik to break.. But, not rape!! I think the video was more a way of seeing Michael as 'one of the boys' which we never saw.. The whole BAD feel was to make him 'BAD', "manly","Tough".. as tough as a little guy can be with makeup and being so pretty lol!

    He pulled it off, never have I seen a pretty boy be so bad ass!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    I find this post offensive.
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