Cee Lo Green’s TBS Show Canceled Amidst Rape Comment Controversy
Cee Lo Green doesn’t seem to be living “the good life” this week. After tweeting-and-deleting some controversial remarks about rape, the former The Voicecoach’s TBS show, The Good Life, has been canceled after just six episodes.
Although there’s no indication that the cancellation is directly related to Cee Lo’s comments or his recent legal troubles, we can’t imagine either helped the situation much. After pleading no contest to a drug possession charge last Friday, resulting in three years’ probation, the Goodie Mob singer found himself in even more hot water with fans on Twitter.
Seeming to address allegations connected to a rape charge against the singer — which was rejected by the district attorney in 2013 due to insufficient evidence — Cee Lo tweeted some very confusing and controversial thoughts about rape and consent. Though the tweets have since been deleted, Buzzfeed managed to grab some screenshots.
“Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” the singer tweeted, seeming to imply that one must be conscious to have been a victim of rape. “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! So WITH implies consent,” the singer logic-failed.
Cee Lo further argued his case with another Twitter user, replying, “so if I tried but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?”
Um, we’re not really sure what happened, but we do know that if a person is unconscious or impaired and someone attempts to have sex with them, the state of California calls that act sexual assault. Just saying,