Robin Thicke goes ahead with #AskThicke Q&A, despite the ‘poster boy for misogyny’ being mercilessly trolled
“I’m a big boy, I can take it,” Thicke responded to one fan who asked what he thought of the abuse he’d received via the VH1 stunt
“If one of your songs played in a forest and no one was around to hear it would it still be sexist and gross?,” one follower wrote with the hashtag #AskThicke.
"When you're not busy objectifying women, making light of rape and justifying sexual violence, how do you like to relax?” another quizzed.
And that’s pretty much the tone that made up the majority of the questions put to Robin Thicke during live Twitter Q&A, organised by some no doubt now very reflective employee from VH1 yesterday.
The tag quickly trended on the social media site, amusing users the world over as the controversial writer of“Blurred Lines” – a song widely panned for its derogatory lyrics, condemned by women’s organisations and banned from several university campuses in Britain – finally got the mass call-out he had coming for months.
So many were surprised to see that, despite the backlash, Thicke honoured his commitment to VH1 and went ahead with the interview as planned.
He looked a little worse for wear when he first took to the stream. Possibly the result of hours sifting through the torrent of abuse he received:
He acknowledged said torrent by brushing it off:
What controversy? Hahaha #AskThickeVH1 (@VH1) July 1, 2014
And then ignored it entirely, instead prompting a wave of nausea in all involved by answering loads of really personal questions about his estranged wife Paula Paton, the namesake of his album and his “muse from a distance”:
And it carried on in a similarly lacklustre fashion, too. Until someone shared this with the world:
And suddenly, it became apparent. Thicke is, “Blurred Lines” aside, an even bigger tool than previously acknowledged.
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