CeeLo Green Sparks Outrage With Rape Tweets
Twitter really should be off limits to celebrities, and CeeLo Green is learning that the hard way. The “Forget You” singer has come under fire after posting some controversial comments about rape on Twitter.
Last week, CeeLo pleaded no contest to charges of slipping an ecstasy pill into a woman’s drink while the duo were having dinner at a Los Angeles restaurant and assaulting her in 2012. The 39-year-old was sentenced to three years probation and 360 hours of community service.
Instead of letting his publicist deal with the aftermath of his no contest plea, CeeLo addressed the situation Sunday night on Twitter by tweeting, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!! If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.” CeeLo dug an even deeper hole for himself by comparing rape to breaking into someone’s home. He tweeted, “When someone brakes on a home (sic) there is broken glass where is your plausible proof anyone was raped.”
Not surprisingly, the Atlanta born hip-hop star’s tweets immediately sparked outrage, and he later apologized on (where else?) Twitter, saying, “Let me 1st praise God for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context. I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.”
Apparently, CeeLo’s apology is too little, too late. According to reports, TBS cancelled his reality show, CeeLo Green’s The Good Life, as a result of the backlash.