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VH1 started #AskThicke for fans to ask Robin Thicke questions but the hashtag seems to have backfired.
Thicke has been getting negative press since the release of last year's “Blurred Lines,” with fans saying it sounded like it advocated date rape, as The Huffington Post reported at the time. Then, Thicke’s wife, Paula Patton, left him and he began desperately trying to get her back, which an op/ed at TheCelebrityCafe.com dubs a publicity stunt.
With all the negative tweets with #AskThicke, fans are wondering why Thicke thought the hashtag would be a good idea in the first place, especially due to his already negative image. The hashtag went live just hours after his emotional BET Awards performance, in which he again sent a message to his estranged wife, performing "Forever Love."
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 1, 2014
Some of the tweets with #AskThicke were simply tweeters being clever.
— Jamie DMJ (@JamieDMJ) June 30, 2014
#AskThicke do u gel ur hair with the grease from ur own personality
— spideypool (@MycroftLuvzCake) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke how does it feel to be a less talented, more hated, bootlegged version of Justin Timberlake?
— (@Kharismatic) July 1, 2014
And some tweeters expressed their harsh distaste for Thicke all together.
What form of sexual or emotional abuse will you be normalising in your next jaunty hit? #AskThicke
— Scriblit (@Scriblit) June 30, 2014
#AskThicke When you're not busy objectifying women, making light of rape and justifying sexual violence, how do you like to relax?
— Josephine Liptrott (@JoLiptrott) July 1, 2014