Does J.Lo’s “I Luh Ya Papi” Successfully Critiques Objectification of Women?

by
Sameera Ehteram
There’s much ado about Jennifer Lopez latest music video “I Luh Ya Papi”. For once, it is men who are being objectified in the new video and- truth be told, it is as raunchy as they come, but with a difference. The lean, sculpted, half naked men look mouthwateringly hot.

There’s much ado about Jennifer Lopez latest music video “I Luh Ya Papi”.

For once, it is men who are being objectified in the new video and- truth be told, it is as raunchy as they come, but with a difference. The lean, sculpted, half naked men look mouthwateringly hot.

Here’s the video:

This latest offering from J-Lo is an obvious jibe at all those music videos that have barely covered women just for the heck of it.

 In fact, it is a shot-for-shot parody of a stereotypical hip hop or R&B videos that rampantly sexualize and objectify women.

It may be all of that, but unfortunately, that’s all it is.

It would make more of a point if the star and her female entourage weren’t following the typical stereotypes. It may be trying to make a point, but it is still sexist regardless of the gender that is being objectified.

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