Hands Clean

Maybe more people know about this than I think but this was the first time I found out. The song Hands Clean is about 14 year old Alanis Morrisette and her relationship with then 29 year old Dave Coulier from Full House. I actually heard of this before but had no idea that there was a song about it. This is considered statutory rape and this is what she has to say about it (From Neil Strauss’s Interview):

“Basically it could be categorized as that, but at the same time, I’m not one to really categorize. I’m the kind of person that will say “a person that I’ve been spending time with in a romantic way” rather than saying my boyfriend. So I’ll say “someone that I was romantically linked to at a time when I was emotionally not necessarily prepared for it” as opposed to qualifying it as, like, statutory rape.”

The song is really interesting as well. The soft, narrative voice is Dave Coulier talking to her and Alanis speaking is the chorus. This song was done in 2002 on the album Under Rug Swept. Old news I know but interesting none the less. How many people knew this before reading this post?