Robin Thicke Gets Slammed About Misogyny, Estranged Wife Paula Patton During #AskThicke Twitter Q&A
Robin Thicke's dogged mission to win back estranged wife Paula Patton—not to mention his catalog of sexually charged songs—aren't sitting well with a lot of listeners. The R&B crooner—who is currently promoting his latest album titled, ahem, Paula—got pummeled with negative tweets when VH1 asked for feedback for an upcoming Q&A on Monday, June 30.
Some of the various questions for the singer included topics about misogyny, actress Patton, his infamous 2013 VMA performance with Miley Cyrus, and his still-controversial "Blurred Lines" lyrics and video, which many have argued advocate rape.
Here's a look at some of the (angry, funny, clever) responses to #AskThicke:
#AskThicke Did you really write a rape anthem as a love song for your wife and are you still wondering why she left you?
#AskThicke why did you let at the time a 20 yr old miley cyrus take the blame for the whole VMA performance?
What form of sexual or emotional abuse will you be normalising in your next jaunty hit? #AskThicke
#AskThicke It might seem like some of the questions on this hashtag are cruel and abusive but Robin, I know you want it
#AskThicke Do you know the line you'll have to sign on the divorce papers won't be blurred?
#AskThicke Does Pharrell Williams return your calls any more?
Is it true half the album was written about Paula Deen #AskThicke
How many times do you expect Paula to forgive your bs because obviously the last 127,000 weren't enough #askthicke
#AskThicke how often does the Growing Pains theme song get stuck in your head? #showmethatsmile
#AskThicke Can we collaborate on a musical record? Preferably one about pizza. I am passionate about it and often objectify and eat it.
Thicke, however, handled himself like a champ during the Twitter chat. The Billboard Music Awards winner neither cancelled or lashed out. Instead, he answered questions -- and added some humor, too! In one case, when asked why he named the album Paula he quipped: "Because Beatrice didn't have the same ring to it."
Thicke, 37, and Patton, 38, announced their split after eight years of marriage in February. (The pair are parents to son Julian, 3.) At the time, a source told Us the breakup was a "long time coming." Another added it was "not a shock" and it had been discussed for a long time.
Despite rumors of infidelity, Thicke has since been exceedingly vocal about wanting to reconcile. His latest attempt came during an emotional plea to Patton during a BET Awards performance in L.A. on June 29. "Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke, I'd like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, 'I miss you, and I’m sorry.' This is called 'Forever Love,'" he told the crowd.