Robin Thicke’s Planned Q&A Session On Twitter Flooded With Queries About Misogyny

VH1 tweeted Monday night to submit questions for singer Robin Thicke using the hashtag #AskThicke. People on Twitter took the opportunity to question his treatment of women.

1. Robin Thicke is planning to answer questions online Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET, so in preparation VH1 asked users to submit questions through a hashtag.

2. The hashtag was quickly flooded with queries about his questionable treatment of women, both in the song “Blurred Lines” and in his relationship with his wife Paula Patton, who split with Thicke earlier this year.

How many naked women did it take before you stopped seeing them as people & instead saw them as YouTube hits? #AskThicke

— Miss L (@ProResting)

.@VH1 @robinthicke #AskThicke do you really think it's appropriate to try and publicly manipulate your wife into getting back with you?

— shit face (@pipsuxx)

Could your brain seriously not conjure up any of the following: Tug me. Bug me. Mug me. Drug me. When trying to make a rhyme? #AskThicke

— Jake Lambert (@LittleLostLad)

On a scale of R. Kelly to Phil Spector, how do you intend to "Get Her Back?" #AskThicke

— Rachel McKibbens (@RachelMcKibbens)

#AskThicke Why haven't you donated every cent earned from Blurred Lines to fighting VAW and retired from music effective immediately?

— aims &c (@aimsetc)

How is your relationship with your mother? #AskThicke

— Slava (@SlavaP)

Which Axe Body Spray scent did you use to seduce the women you cheated on your wife with? #AskThicke

— Blake Spires (@RealFakeBlake)

Why didn't you write a whole album for her when you were WITH her? #AskThicke

— Chelley (@meisriri)

#AskThicke Do you like my painting?

— Miss Anthropist (@crapolatombola)

When you ask "I know you want it", one presumes you are talking about an STD? #askThicke

— Biscuit Girl (@BiscuitGirl786)

Does making millions of dollars feel better when you do it by triggering untold numbers of assault victims and encouraging rape? #AskThicke

— Sarah Knispel (@GummySar)

Why hasn't Paula gotten a restraining order against you yet? #AskThicke

— iPhiA (@CheriPhi)

#AskThicke Can you please define the word "consent"?

— Susan (@WowSoSusan)

Are there any other Marvin Gaye songs you plan on ripping off? #AskThicke

— Yancy Picklefeather (@ticklefriends)

#AskThicke if asked if you want salt and vinegar on your chips and you say no but they put it on because no means yes is that ok?

— mostly grumpy (@mostly_grumpy)

Do you think it was appropriate to publicly humiliate your ex? And then stalk and act as a predator? #AskThicke

— Sham Al-Ghazali (@bitterarab)

Would you have a problem being paraded about in a pop video with your tiny penis on show? #AskThicke

— Jayne Sharp (@Jaynesharp)

How many times have you ignored and badgered women who said no? #AskThicke

— Amadi (@amaditalks)

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)

What does it feel like to be an icon for sexism, predatory behaviour and sexual assault? #AskThicke

— Jack L'Eahy (@Jack_Leahy)

#AskThicke how much do you hate mirrors now?

— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn)

What form of sexual or emotional abuse will you be normalising in your next jaunty hit? #AskThicke

— Scriblit (@Scriblit)

28. It’s not the first time a VH1 hashtag went awry; something similar happened to the rapper T.I. just last week.

29. Some people even enjoyed acknowledging what was happening with the hashtag itself:

The #askthicke hashtag is just an example of trolling done for the better good of mankind.

— George-Ann (@TunaxSardines)

#askthicke is already a clusterfudge.

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

When Paula dumped you, was it 5 or 10 minutes before you decided to capitalize on it with your terrible music #AskThicke @robinthicke

— joe pesky (@LoneXI)

32. While others were excited to see how the #AskThicke Q&A would go down on Tuesday:

i hope you all have your popcorn ready for #AskThicke tomorrow lmao

— Elizabeth Simins (@ElizSimins)


— Elon James White (@elonjames)

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