Cee Lo Green of “Crazy” and Goodie Mob fame drew criticism yesterday for a Twitter exchange that implied that one way to consent to sex is to pass out.
Green’s tweets have since been deleted, but here’s a screenshot. Among Green’s observations: “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” and “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”
Cee Lo Green in trouble for being dumb. He seem to have deleted those tweets…. pic.twitter.com/qk6Gk6lNF3
— SupremeGREAM (@SupremeGREAM) September 1, 2014
The controversial tweets were later replaced with an apology — albeit one that seems to imply that Green himself did not make the comments that were “attributed” to him.
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
Possibly unrelated: Green pleaded no contest last month to giving Ecstasy to a women at a dinner in 2012. The woman claimed she woke up naked in bed next to Green and alleged sexual assault, according to Variety, but prosecutors did not file rape charges due to lack of evidence.
The Internet was not kind to Green.
“Sometimes, it would be a hell of a lot easier for people to just write, “I am a piece of s–t” on Twitter and be done with it,” Stereogum concluded, pointing out that Green’s TBS reality show “The Good Life” was recently canceled. (For the record: The Hollywood Reporter said the show was canceled not because of the Twitter dustup, but because of its poor ratings.)