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Robin Thicke honored at GQ's Gentlemen Give Back

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 01:35

The ''Blurred Lines'' singer performs at the Gentlemen Give Back concert in New York in support of his charity Doctors without Borders. Rollo Ross reports.

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Magazine GQ, or Gentleman's Quarterly, held its first Gentlemen Give Back concert in New York with a very special gentleman being honoured for his charitable work and invited to perform at the event, whose other guests included Debbie Harry and actor Peter Facinelli. SOUNDBITE Actor Peter Facinelli (English) saying: "When I think of the word gentleman I always think of breaking that into the actual words which is gentle man." SOUNDBITE Singer Debbie Harry (English), saying: "I think it has to do with somebody - a man who is well-rounded and open to ideas." SOUNDBITE Actor Peter Facinelli (English) saying: "And I think of a very compassionate man who compassionate towards people, towards the environment, towards animals." SOUNDBITE Singer Debbie Harry (English), saying: "And is sensitive to other people's situations in life. And that's what's this is about." And that gentleman is Robin Thicke, who achieved global fame with his hit song "Blurred Lines" and notoriety for his performance alongside Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. However, away from the music world, he is also a supporter of Medicins Sans Frontieres which is also known as Doctors Without Borders. SOUNDBITE Singer Robin Thicke (English), saying: "With the world at war and all the environmental disasters that happen, you know, you need an organization like Doctors Without Borders to not care what race, religion or country you're in. But we're all human beings, we're all part of the human race and everybody needs medicine and health and education to take care of their families." Money raised during the charity evening went to four organisations, Oceana, Recycle Across America, The Art of Elysium and of course, Doctors without Borders.

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Robin Thicke honored at GQ's Gentlemen Give Back

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 01:35