Robin Thicke and VH1 had the brilliant idea of holding an interview with all of the users on Twitter. What could possibly go wrong?
Within moments of VH1 promoting their tweet, users pounced to ask Thicke about the perceived misogynistic themes of his song Blurred Lines and the music video attached to it featuring nude women. One of the first responses was "Why are you a f--king creeper? Why are you stalking your ex through media? Why do you promote rape culture?"
It just got worse from there.
On a scale of R. Kelly to Phil Spector, how do you intend to "Get Her Back?" #AskThicke— Rachel McKibbens (@RachelMcKibbens) June 30, 2014
#AskThicke It might seem like some of the questions on this hashtag are cruel and abusive but Robin, I know you want it— Kitty (@KittyKnits) July 1, 2014
— Jamie DMJ (@JamieDMJ) July 1, 2014
At least Robin showed up to being answered questions, once they were filtered by VH1. He wrote, "I'm a big boy. I can handle it," when it was mentioned by one user how brutal some of the questions were.
A woman asked, "If you cherish Paula as much as you say, why can't you respect her desire for space & time to think & heal?" Thick replied, "If you listen to the album you wouldn't ask that question." Thick also revealed he talks to his wife for the sake of his son, Julian Fuego.
And just like that, Thicke retreated back his own Twitter – although the #AskThicke hashtag continues to barrel along like a runaway train, full of haters trying to get a dig in at Thicke while the diggin's good.
We think it might be a long time before another star dares to ask Twitter for questions.