It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Some bright spark at VH1 came up with the plan to host a virtual Q&A with 'Blurred Lines' singer Robin Thicke on Twitter last night and, as everyone but these folks at VH1 would have predicted, the things descended into utter farce within a matter of minutes.
They might have been expecting questions about the singer's new album Paula, or whether or not he has any more plans to work with Pharrell Williams but, well, it seemed that the Twitter hivemind didn't care for queries like that very much. A quick glance at Robin's Twitter page reveals that he didn't answer much, or any, of these queries.
Below are some of the highlights:
#askthicke when you "wrote" Blurred Lines did you do a jump and say "wow! Men and those other objects are going to love this!"?
— Neil Webb (@trialsoflife) July 1, 2014
How many naked women did it take before you stopped seeing them as people & instead saw them as YouTube hits? #AskThicke
— Miss L (@ProResting) June 30, 2014
#AskThicke Apart from being a talentless misogynist, why are you just not very good?
— Rob (@PawBlakNme) July 1, 2014
— Franner (@b7gfr8n) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke will Pharrell be writing the best bit of the answers for you?
— Baz (@bazlyons) July 1, 2014
I've got a 12lb turkey here and I'm using a gas oven. How long should I cook my turkey for and at what temperature? #AskThicke
— Sandy on that island (@SidneyKidney) July 1, 2014
#AskThicke Does Pharrell Williams return your calls any more?
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) July 1, 2014