Celebrities on Twitter tend to be more randomly accessible than they were before social media — and when VH1 asked viewers to send Robin Thicke questions under the #AskThicke hashtag, it soon became clear why this may sometimes be unpleasant for famous people.
Even before the #AskThicke fiasco, Robin Thicke was pretty far down the road of irritating people with casual misogyny and unpleasantly objectifying behavior.
Recently, Thicke has come under fire for releasing an album inspired by his estranged wife, Paula Patton, as many fans and non-fans alike see the behavior as coercive and alarming.
BuzzFeed culled some of the best critical tweets under the #AskThicke hashtag for reader schadenfreude purposes, and a great many are burn-inducing.
VH1 kicked off the clusterfracas thusly:
— VH1 (@VH1) June 30, 2014
— angela sotrill (@dopegirlfresh) June 30, 2014
— shit face (@pipsuxx) June 30, 2014
There were callouts:
On a scale of R. Kelly to Phil Spector, how do you intend to “Get Her Back?” #AskThicke
— Rachel McKibbens (@RachelMcKibbens) June 30, 2014
Which Axe Body Spray scent did you use to seduce the women you cheated on your wife with? #AskThicke
— Blake Spires (@RealFakeBlake) June 30, 2014
Somewhat tongue-in-cheek questions:
Why didn’t you write a whole album for her when you were WITH her? #AskThicke
— Chelley (@meisriri) June 30, 2014
When you ask “I know you want it”, one presumes you are talking about an STD? #askThicke
— Biscuit Girl (@BiscuitGirl786) June 30, 2014
Why hasn’t Paula gotten a restraining order against you yet? #AskThicke
— iPhiA (@CheriPhi) June 30, 2014
And some good ones:
#AskThicke Can you please define the word “consent”?
— Susan (@WowSoSusan) June 30, 2014
… slash statements:
Did you know pressuring your wife to stay with you by manipulating the public is not an act of love? It is creepy. #AskThicke
— Bougie Black Girl (@BougieBlackGurl) June 30, 2014
I… I don’t actually think this counts as a question, sir:
What does it feel like to be an icon for sexism, predatory behaviour and sexual assault? #AskThicke
— Jack L’Eahy (@Jack_Leahy) June 30, 2014
What form of sexual or emotional abuse will you be normalising in your next jaunty hit? #AskThicke
— Scriblit (@Scriblit) June 30, 2014
And the one we all want answered:
Has anybody actually asked any genuine questions? #AskThicke
— Amy (@Amy_theExplorer) July 1, 2014
Have you tweeted a question to Robin Thicke under the #AskThicke hashtag?
[Image: Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines]