Pop-funk bro Robin Thicke recently separated from his wife of nine years, Paula Patton, and then recorded an album ostensibly designed to win her back. To promote the new album, Thicke participated in a VH1-sponsored Twitter Q&A session, and unsurprisingly, it didn’t go so well. On Monday, VH1 tweeted asking users to submit questions with the #AskThicke hashtag. And ask they did!
Does making millions of dollars feel better when you do it by triggering untold numbers of assault victims and encouraging rape? #AskThicke
— Sarah Knispel (@GummySar) June 30, 2014
Do you think it was appropriate to publicly humiliate your ex? And then stalk and act as a predator? #AskThicke
— Sham Al-Ghazali (@bitterarab) June 30, 2014
Are there any other Marvin Gaye songs you plan on ripping off? #AskThicke
— Yancy Picklefeather (@ticklefriends) June 30, 2014
The Q&A session was held last night, and for the most part Thicke predictably ignored the torrent of people calling him a misogynist and a shitty musician, instead answering such burning questions as “Why do fools fall in love?” and “Why don’t you bring back the locks, bro?” along with a few more serious questions about his relationship with his ex-wife and the emotional experience of making the album.
He did address the controversy briefly by letting readers know, “I’m a big boy. I can handle it.”
So stop feeling bad for Robin Thicke, everyone! He can handle it.