The singer, according to the BBC, initially did not understand the criticism to the detriment of his music hit. Many have pointed out that the lyrics of the song speak of sexual intercourse without the consent of the woman. In 2013, the video was banned on a daily television program, but for five weeks the song remained top of the listener in the UK.

Now 46 years old Farrell so he understood that "There are men who use the same words when exploiting women". He added that he was born in the second period and noted: “The songs I wrote and sang at times I certainly wouldn't do today. I'm ashamed of some. It took me a long time to see him. "

He says he sees blurred lines as a turning point: "Only now do I realize that I live in a chauvinistic society."