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Robin Thicke Twitter chat backfires after fans bombard him with jokes, insults

Robin Thicke might want to avoid Twitter for the foreseeable future.

The "Get Her Back" singer is scheduled to give a Twitter chat Tuesday to promote his new album "Paula," with fans asked to tag questions with the hashtag #AskThicke. But since Thicke's reputation has taken a hit in recent months, the chat has become a PR disaster, with his detractors hijacking the hashtag to poke fun at him.

Thicke most recently caused controversy for attempting to woo back estranged wife Paula Patton with an album of songs about their relationship, putting Patton on the spot to respond.

"If Paula does come back, imagine telling the romantic story to your kid. 'I publicly shamed your mom into loving me.' Awwwww," one person tweeted.

"How many times do you expect Paula to forgive your bs because obviously the last 127,000 weren't enough," another person wrote, referring to rumors that Thicke cheated on his wife, which led to their split earlier this year.

"Has Paula filed for a restraining order yet?" another asked.

One person wondered what Thicke's next move would be if his wife didn't take him back.

"If Paula Patton doesn't take you back, would you settle for Paula Radcliffe?" the tweeter joked. Or Paula Poundstone? Paula Deen?"

Other Twitter users zeroed in Thicke's perceived misogynist attitude towards women, with several references to his hit song "Blurred Lines."

"From writing an obsessive stalker song to blurring lines of consent, why do you continue to be such a creep?" one person tweeted.

"You wouldn't be on Twitter if you didn't want this to happen. Stop being such a tease. You know you want it," another joked, referring to the song's lyrics.

"How does it feel to be a shining example for men of how NOT to behave towards women?" tweeted another.

And some just used the hashtag to crack wise about Thicke's 2013 MTV VMA's outfit, which was compared to the movie character Beetlejuice.

"If we say your name three times, will you disappear?"

Thicke's Twitter chat, sponsored by VH-1, is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. EST. It remains to be seen what questions, if any, the pop star will be able to answer.

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