There’s not much I like better than a publicity move gone hilariously wrong, so let’s all start a slow clap for Robin Thicke, who for some reason thought it was a good idea to collaborate with VH1 for the #AskThicke hashtag.
I have no idea whose idea this was, but apparently that person thought that they’d be able to open a Q&A, collect a couple responses, and pump out some stock answers to questions like ‘what is your musical inspiration’ and ‘is Miley Cyrus cool’.
But the internet, glorious beast that it is, wasn’t going to let that happen, and has rallied impressively with a hilarious variety of responses. Here are just a few of my favorites.
Robin Thicke is getting terrible abuse on the #AskThicke hashtag. Maybe If he’d dressed less provocative & stayed sober it wouldn’t happen?
— Jim Sheridan (@Jim_Sheridan) July 1, 2014
The first of many ‘Blurred Lines’ references.
I told you.
Probably one of the only questions he’s truly qualified to give an answer to.
The photo makes it.
What is ‘pound-shop’ and why is it my new favorite word??
I think we’d all like an answer to this one.
#AskThicke do you think that the content of the questions you are getting crosses the line? As if it were, I don’t know, ‘blurred’?
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) July 1, 2014
If you put Vaseline on your eyeballs, and visit the zoo, do you see Blurred Lions, you big gimp? #AskThicke
— TittyBiscuits. (@dawneywawney) July 1, 2014
I don’t know why I love this one so much.
I am laughing.
Legit went ‘ohhhhhhhh shit!’ inside my head when I read this one.
#AskThicke Did you really write a rape anthem as a love song for your wife and are you still wondering why she left you?
— Maria (@MariaJPrice) July 1, 2014
Valid, all valid.
Are you even reading these? Or are you alone, gyrating against some furniture? #AskThicke
— cluedont (@cluedont) June 30, 2014
That is 100% what Robin Thicke does when he’s alone. I both love and hate it.