I'm inclined to cut Puck some slack. He's obviously smitten:
It's not like he's playing with Lauren's feelings for kicks or a bet. He, probably for reasons he doesn't understand, is into her. When it comes right down to it, Puck is not the brightest crayon in the box. Take this exchange:
Puck: "What is this place?"
Lauren: "It's the library."Cute but not too bright. Just the way I.... Never mind! I think he honestly felt that song said what he wanted to say to Lauren. He wants her to know that she rocks his world. He doesn't understand how she could be offended. When you think about it, Fat Bottomed Girls was an obvious choice. Puck is a rocker. He's not going to sing Billy Joel or Bruno Mars. He's unable to fake twee enough to sing Big Girls (You Are Beautiful) by Mika.
There are worse songs. Brand New Car by The Rolling Stones and Little Red Corvette by Prince jump immediately to mind. If you thought those songs were about automobiles you have been asleep at the wheel baby! There are a lot more out there. Fat Bottomed Girls is a relatively harmless song.
I hope Lauren realizes that Puck didn't mean to hurt her. He was just being his cute, oblivious self. I know nothing about Lauren or her background. The toughness is probably a facade she's worn for years. Watching the video of Puck's performance I don't see anger in Lauren's face. Bemused or incredulous but not angry . Maybe she's just too good at hiding her feelings. We'll have to see as the story develops.
I hope she and all the rest of those offended cut the poor boy a little slack.
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