#AskThicke Goes Horribly Awry

Jul 2 • Culture, Trending • 2048 Views

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Ah, Robin Thicke. Having slogged along in the music industry since the late 90s, with some success on the R&B charts, he finally made it into the mainstream consciousness in the summer of 2013 with the smash hit “Blurred Lines.” Perhaps the most popular yet detested song of the decade, the song was the best-selling digital single of 2013 and is currently the second best-selling digital single of all time, yet was condemned in the court of public opinion as “rapey” and misogynistic. His cringe-worthy performance at the VMA’s, gyrating into a scantily clad, foam finger wielding Miley Cyrus, only caused more outcry with further accusations of sexism and the promotion of rape culture.

 

In the aftermath of all that, Thicke and Paula Patton, his high school sweetheart and wife of 9 years, separated. Thicke’s response to the separation was to write an entire album, fittingly titled “Paula,” dedicated to the endeavor of winning her back. This seems, at best, pathetic. At worst, it could be considered stalker-ish.

 

All of this background information leads us to one important question: Why on earth did VH1 decide that now would be a good time to initiate a Twitter Q&A with the beleaguered pop star? And yet, they did.

 

 

As the questions came pouring in, they ranged from the somewhat amusing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the politically provocative:

 

 

To the downright snarky:

 

 

 

 

In fact, a few tweets seemed at least somewhat sympathetic:

 

 

 

Snark and disdain seem to be the overwhelming order of the day:

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what do you think, readers? Are Twitter users kicking a guy when he’s down, or was he asking for it?

 

 

top photo by Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

 

 

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2 comments
LadyXCAN
LadyXCAN

This was awesome! Some pretty brutal comments. But I think he is kinda getting on the creepy side.

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