CeeLo Leaves Twitter, Loses TV Show After Insensitive Rape Comments

CeeLo Green did not have a good weekend.

After pleading “no contest” to slipping ecstasy into a date’s drink, the singer took to Twitter to share his own completely despicable definition of sexual consent, saying, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”

Unless, you know, they were drugged. But don’t worry, he went on to address that technicality as well, exclaiming,”If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”

Oh, that’s how it works!

On Monday, Green attempted to back-peddle by allegedly tweeting the following semi-apologies, which read less like a mea-culpa and more like a celebration of avoiding jail time with a “sorry” to those who supported him sprinkled on top.

The whole I-don’t-condone-rape-thing seems like sort of an afterthought…

“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.”

His Twitter account appears to have been deleted shortly thereafter.

Following the debacle, the singer’s TBS show The Good Life was cancelled. Though sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the decision was made purely because of the program’s poor ratings — only 677,000 people tuned in over the course of its first few episodes — we imagine executives realized that Green’s social media breakdown wouldn’t increase ratings.

And that, kids, is how you have a complete career crash-and-burn over the course of a single long weekend. Watch. Learn. Do not repeat.

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