Robin Thicke: Not Winning The Internet as He’s Trolled During Twitter Chat

Why would anyone at VH1 imagine that a twitter chat with singer, Robin Thicke, would NOT turn into a total cluster eff? After all, Robin has been controversial since releasing the song “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell last year.  Although it became a smash hit, there were many who believed it promoted the idea that NO from a woman doesn’t necessarily mean NO. “Rapey” is how the song is often described.

On top of that, Robin’s latest album, Paula, is out today.  The set of songs is basically devoted to convincing his wife–who left him earlier this year–to end their separation.  The couple’s personal travails has been turned into shtick to promote the album, with hashtags like #GetHerBack meant to infer more than just the name of the new single.  The song’s music video features supposed ACTUAL TEXTS between the pair, over a semi-naked woman’s body and broadly hints at Robin’s infidelity.

Turning an artists deep personal pain into promotional fodder is gross and creepy, so it’s no wonder the questions directed at Robin during the chat have been overwhelmingly snarky/angry/hilarious rather than serious inquiries regarding his career.

Just click on the hashtag to see for yourself. It took me ten minutes to cull the tweets I found below, so there’s way more from where these came from.

After having gone through something similar recently during a chat with R. Kelly, another controversial artist, I’m wondering if VH1 understood exactly what they were doing…

 

Robin Thicke responds on the via the VH1 twitter account

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