Halp Wanted: Hijacked Hashtags
In the latest news of celebrities that Twitter has denounced, Robin Thicke and VH1 were in for a startling surprise after a planned Q&A took a turn for the worst.
“Have a burning question for @robinthicke?” asked VH1 on Twitter. “Submit your ?s for tomorrow’s Twitter Q+A using #AskThicke!”
While the “Get Her Back” singer may have expected questions like “When is your next music video being dropped?,” he instead was the victim of the wrath of Twitter.
After releasing the controversial song, “Blurred Lines,” Thicke received criticism for its hints to rape culture. Now, with Paula, his latest album aimed at winning back his estranged wife Paula Patton, Thicke is getting more flak. Twitter took no prisoners.
Questions like “Why didn’t you write a whole album for her when you were WITH her?” were the least of Thicke’s problems:
Tweeters went as far as “Robin Thicke is getting terrible abuse on the #AskThicke hashtag. Maybe if he’d dressed less provocative & stayed sober it wouldn’t happen?”
As bad as it is, Thicke’s dragging is not the first and probably not the worst. Check out some other instances when celebrities were best without the hashtag:
1. Twitter threw shade at rapper T.I. last week with the hashtag #AskTI
2. The NYPD might have been asking for it with their attempt at a hashtag:
3. Draya of Basketball Wives LA was in deep with parenting criticisms in #AskDraya
4. And who could forget the ultimate and seemingly never-ending dragging of R. Kelly? This just might be the worst.
YOUR TURN: Have you ever witnessed a hashtag hijack? How do you feel about this phenomenon? Sound off below in the comments!