Singer Cee Lo Green faced the anger of fans recently over tweets he allegedly posted on Sunday about rape. The singer has since deleted the reportedly inflammatory tweets, but not before some screen captures were made by Twitter users.
Green apologized for the deleted tweets on Tuesday, posting, “I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.”
According to screen captures made of Green’s Twitter page, the singer posted the following: “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
He further tweeted, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”
— dirty murph (@hannahbrigid) September 2, 2014
Cee Lo Green likes rape — John Stuart Milhouse (@SmokeyQRivers) September 1, 2014
It’s stuff like Cee Lo Green tweeting casually about rape that makes women NOT want to report. — cheddar bae biscuit (@CandyCornball) September 1, 2014
Green’s tweets were believed to be referencing a recent felony court case to which he pleaded no contest on Friday. Green allegedly spiked his female date’s drink with MDMA in 2012, after which she supposedly woke up naked in his hotel room with no memory of the night before.
I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014
Fans reportedly attacked Green online after he posted his tweets that were apparently commenting on the case. He also deleted his Twitter account temporarily, but supposedly revived it again to issue the apology.
Meanwhile, Green’s reality TV series The Good Life was also recently canceled by TBS. The show documents the singer’s reunion with former group Goodie Mob and their collaboration on a new album. It completed the run of its first season with six episodes, but was canceled due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
— The Independent (@Independent) September 3, 2014
The cancelation of the show coincided with a petition started by the anti-sexism group Ultraviolet to get the series canceled. However, it isn’t clear whether TBS was influenced by the petition or the controversy surrounding Green when they made the decision to cut The Good Life.