Robin Thicke's VH1 Twitter chat backfires, questions about misogyny and rape culture take over
Before the event even began, the hashtag was filled with questions about the misogyny and apparent ignorance of rape culture displayed in his hit single, "Blurred Lines."
Here are a few sample queries:
#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
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
Although VH1 kicked off the question and answer session by vaguely alluding to the controversy, Thicke didn't exactly answer.
There has been a lot of controversy around your song "Blurred Lines" and new album, "Paula," how do you respond? #AskThicke-- VH1 Music (@VH1Music) July 1, 2014
What controversy? Hahaha #AskThicke-- VH1 (@VH1) July 1, 2014
He did tackle some difficult questions about why he chose to write an album for his wife, Paula Patton, from whom he is separated after cheating allegations. Actually, most answers were about his ex, which does make sense since the album is called "Paula."