Robin Thicke is slated to take part in a Twitter Q&A session with fans on Tuesday afternoon, but it's not looking too good for him so far. Sponsored by VH1, the Q&A launched the hashtag #AskThicke to elicit questions. It's currently a nationally trending topic, and very few of the responses pose actual queries not laced with criticisms of misogyny, rape advocacy and questionable musical abilities -- all tied to the continued controversy surrounding last summer's "Blurred Lines" lyrics, Thicke's recent split with Paula Patton and his subsequent efforts to win her back.
It can't be a good day for Thicke's press camp. HuffPost Entertainment contacted the singer's publicist to see if he'll still partake in the Q&A session given its pointed content thus far. We'll update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, if you're looking for a case study in what happens when a celebrity's audience turns sour, here are some of the most critical things attached to #AskThicke:
#AskThicke why do you see rape culture as "grown men having fun" as you have said previously in interviews?
— Hannah Cottom (@Lunchbox_Sweets) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke Any general tips for women trying to avoid men like you?
— Emma Cameron (@emmaensign) July 1, 2014
If you had to choose between quintessential misogyny and being a decent human being, how would you combat the feminist lawsuits? #AskThicke
— NCEC Member (@DrShafbonculous) July 1, 2014
Do you want everyone to stop being mean to you on #AskThicke? Just kidding! We know you don't want us to stop.
— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke If you sang in a forest and nobody was there to hear it would you still sound like a creepy, rapey, pound-shop Justin Timberlake?
— Stay Lucky Clothing (@StayLuckyCo) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke do u gel ur hair with the grease from ur own personality
— spideypool (@MycroftLuvzCake) July 1, 2014
How often should I delete my internet search history? You strike me as a good person to ask. #AskThicke
— Toby Whithouse (@hanniganspiteri) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? Support your answer with album sales data.
— Helen Zaltzman (@helenzaltzman) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke If a train leave the station travelling at 60km/h at 9am, how tight will I have to tie the ropes securing you to the track?
— Dutton Peabody (@MrDuttonPeabody) July 1, 2014
When are you gonna go back to the old Robin Thicke who wasn't a sleazebag and made non-rapey songs? #AskThicke
— Chelley (@meisriri) July 1, 2014
#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) June 30, 2014
— Luke James (@lukejamesbgn) June 30, 2014
And when did you decide that the Creepy PE Teacher look was the style for you? #AskThicke
— Scriblit (@Scriblit) June 30, 2014
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 1, 2014