One of the year's most controversial songs, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has already garnered the pop star several awards since its release earlier this year and he has just been given one that perhaps Thicke won't be very fond of - 2013's Sexist of the Year.

As per the Guardian, the award was bestowed upon Thicke by a coalition of women's groups called the End Violence Against Women Coalition, a collaborative effort from more than 60 women's rights organisations.

Sarah Green, a spokesperson for the group, said: "Our heartfelt congratulations to a worthy winner Robin Thicke for both his concerted sexist efforts, and in the end the platform he created for rejection of the use of women as objects to promote mediocre pop... Sexism might be de rigeur for some music industry 'creatives' but the times they are a-changin'."

Emphasising their point, Green drew attention to a number of sexist elements of the video - such as the nudity in the music video and the quotes attributed to him in articles, like when he told GQ Magazine: "People say, 'Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?' I'm like, 'Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never gotten to do that before'."

Last November, the student union in Queen's University in Belfast voted to ban 'Blurred Lines' from being played on campus or any official university event.

Conversely, the song was also recently named as the biggest-selling single of 2013 by virtue of selling a few thousand more copies of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'.