Redfoo has hit back over claims that his new song is sexist, saying that he is being "victimised" by critics.
The LMFAO star came under fire for his song Literally I Can't and its accompanying video, with an online petition calling for him to be sacked as a judge from The X Factor Australia drawing more than 12,500 signatures, according to Digital Spy.
A description of the video reads: "The #LIC sorority sisters who strictly abide by their 'Literally I Can't' mantra reluctantly show up at the #STFU frat house to show face at the hottest party on campus.
"Unable to resist what the boys have to offer, they're transformed one at a time into girls gone wild until the only one left standing is the uptight president who's forced out of the party."
Song lyrics include: "You got a big ol' butt, I can tell by the way you walking, but you annoy me because you talking," and: "Girl, I'm sipping on this drink trying to see what you got, not trying to hear what you think."
But Redfoo tweeted: "Another example of critics victimising an artist by purposely misinterpreting his/her work to support a pre-existing agenda. #LiterallyICant.
"Fact #1: The word "slut" never appears in the lyrics of #LiterallyICant. @amynelmes @TheFIXninemsn #GetYourFactsStraight #NoGreyArea.
"Fact #2: I love & respect women and feel they are the most powerful people on this planet! #LiterallyICant.
"Fact #3: @PlaynSkillz @LilJon @EnertiaMcFly & I made a comical party song to satirise the cliche #LiterallyICant. Some get it, some don't."
However, his protestations didn't stop many tweeters voicing their disgust at the song and calling for his removal from the X Factor panel.
Redfoo later posted an open letter to Facebook apologising for any offence caused, saying: "I get excited to create things that will unite all of us through laughter, dance & celebration.
"If during that process I offend anyone, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. In the future I will be more mindful of the way I present my art."