The internet is a funny old place. A place where you can apparently say what you want to who you want without ever having to worry about the potential consequences.
Indeed, if you called a young adult male a four-letter word whilst jostling with him for bar space in a night club, he’ll probably try to punch you in the face. If you do it on the internet, however, you usually get away scot-free as online peers relentlessly applaud you.
And there is no more accommodating scenario for such trollish acts than Twitter Q&A sessions – greasy PR opportunities that more often than not turn into complete PR disasters as celebrities are posed the most awkward and offensive questions known to man.
Exhibit A? Jack Wilshere’s #AskJackWilshere social media campaign held earler today, which quickly turned into a circlejerk of berating the Arsenal and England midfielder about his smoking habits, injury problems, stuttering career and well… anything else you could verbally hit him over the head with.
Here’s the best tweets from #AskJackWilshere…
— Thomas Hember (@ThomasHember) May 11, 2016
— Smiv (@smivadee) May 11, 2016
#AskJackWilshere If you reply to these questions too fast will it injure your fingers?
— Thomas Jones (@tomj191) May 11, 2016
#AskJackWilshere Do you feel your career as a professional NHS patient has been interrupted by football?
— Liz (@captainboo) May 11, 2016
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) May 11, 2016
#AskJackWilshere are you confident you'll make the Paralympic team this summer?
— Joe Mac (@_JoeMac86) May 11, 2016
#AskJackWilshere How does it feel you were once likened to Xavi but now Ryan Mason has more assists for England that you do?
— Graeme D (@Graeme_D_1985) May 11, 2016
When you played well against Barcelona all those years ago, did you realise that would be the peak of your career? #AskJackWilshere
— Joe (@sayers_14) May 11, 2016
Have you ever heard that players are sometimes listed 'injured' by their clubs for long periods after failing drug tests? #AskJackWilshere
— Frampy (@ThatTimFramp) May 11, 2016
— Luke (@Dierbolic) May 11, 2016
On a scale of one to ten, what's your favourite colour of the alphabet? #AskJackWilshere
— Steve Campbell (@stevec652) May 11, 2016
— Matt Greenwood (@mattygyid) May 11, 2016
If you weren't a footballer which type of benefits would you be in receipt of? #AskJackWilshere
— Ash (@COYS1986) May 11, 2016