As a part of a drive to promote Thicke's latest album Paula, VH1 asked Twitter users to submit questions using the hashtag #AskThicke, which was seized by critics as an opportunity to take digs at the singer.
Here are some of the tweets slamming Thicke for being a misogynist and for being unfaithful to his wife.
Besides rapey thoughts and general misogyny, what inspires you? #AskThicke-- Ariel Kashanchi (@IranianMermaid) July 1, 2014
I'd like to #AskThicke why he thinks it's cool to publicly humiliate and pressure an ex-partner, but somehow I doubt they'll ask that one.-- Jonas Wisser (@jwisser) June 30, 2014
How does it feel to know that you will be used as a case study to examine cultural examples of rape culture for years to come? #AskThicke-- Alex Ngo (@alexrichardngo) July 1, 2014
#askthicke Now that you've made it commercially viable to be a creepingly insidious, misogynistic sexual predator; What's next for you?-- Martin Shaw (@BhunaBhuna) July 1, 2014
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, who have a son together, separated following years of rumors of infidelity and compromising photos of Thicke.
#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