“People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent." — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen), September 1, 2014The tweets were deleted almost immediately, but not without uproar. And rightly so; to imply that someone who is not conscious is able to consent is not only ignorant, but dangerous. His bizarre views are actually completely contrary to the actual definition of rape. Consent occurs when both people are willing. It's hard to be willing if you're not conscious, no? Green's lawyer has argued that the woman woke up in bed next to Cee-Lo and couldn't remember what happened, but was willing at the time. The Voice coach later took to twitter to apologise for the tweets, with a seemingly cooler head (and possibly the help of a PR team). He also plead no contest to the drug charges.
“...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. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen), September 1, 2014The tweets have since been removed, but there has been media uproar in regard to the comments. While the Gnarls Barkley singer might be contrite, it still shows that there are some people out there who have this kind of view, and this must be addressed and lead to further education. Since the comments were posted yesterday, despite being removed today, Cee-Lo has gone from over 2 million followers to just 178,000. TBS has also pulled his upcoming reality show amid the backlash from the controversy. Well Cee-Lo, it seems that everyone is starting to think you're "Crazy."
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