We literally can't

We literally can't

We, literally, can't believe Red Foo (best known for his role as a mentor to young performers on family marketed show The X Factor) thought this was a good idea.

In the new song 'Literally I Can't' - which includes a chorus where the male singers tell the women to 'shut the f*ck up' - Red Foo sings (amongst other things):
"You got a big ol' butt, I can tell by the way you walking'. But you annoying ?, because you're talking… I said jump on the pole, I didn't mean your opinion… trying to see what you got, not trying to hear what you think."

In a context where we know that sexism and harmful community attitudes are contributing to an epidemic of violence against women, this kind of message is not only offensive and demeaning, it's dangerous.

Channel 7 can't keep promoting, or profiting, from an artist who sends these messages - sign to help tell them Red Foo needs to be removed as a mentor from the show immediately. 

*Update: The lyrics to this song were originally reported as including "slut" here and here. Red Foo has responded to criticism by saying he never uses the word "slut" in his song. But whether or not the lyrics include the word slut, the song in its entirety promotes problematic attitudes towards women. If you agree, sign your support.

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To Channel 7,

It is completely inappropriate to have a mentor on your family oriented show 'The X Factor' promoting lyrics like those contained in this song.

We urge you to remove Red Foo from his role of leadership on your show immediately.

Signed,

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Andrew , CB24 9PD  /  signed 2016-11-01 14:06:10 +1100
Em , 2320  /  signed 2016-08-25 21:43:50 +1000
Rob , 5214  /  signed 2015-04-25 13:10:36 +1000
"i have no respect for Red Foo. These lyrics are promoting total disrespect for women and girls."
Katherine , 3087  /  signed 2015-03-25 19:14:58 +1100
"Horrified."
Leonie , 5050  /  signed 2015-03-18 14:35:11 +1100
Pauline , 2614  /  signed 2015-03-08 10:31:29 +1100
Isabel , NW2 7UB  /  signed 2015-03-04 00:56:18 +1100
Natalia , LU2 7NJ  /  signed 2015-03-03 20:02:29 +1100
"I literally can’t deal with his face on the screen!"
Sarah , NW2 7UB  /  signed 2015-03-03 20:01:22 +1100
"Kids shouldn’t hear lyrics like these and think its normal"
Jane , 3103  /  signed 2015-02-26 14:33:43 +1100
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