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Cee Lo quits Twitter over backlash from rape tweets

Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Green pleaded no contest to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy and was sentenced to
Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Green pleaded no contest to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy and was sentenced to
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Cee Lo just plead no contest to charges of sharing drugs that began with accusations of drugging a drink and date rape. Just days after the court date would seem like a horrible time to start talking about what does and does not define rape on Twitter. Leave it to Cee Lo Green to do just that and his definition was pretty awful. On Tuesday the Huffington Post reported that the backlash from Cee Lo's comments was so great that he has closed his Twitter account.

The thing that celebrities need to remember, and often don't, is that everything they put on the internet is forever. Even when they go back and delete it. In this case, Cee Lo took to Twitter on Monday, apparently to defend himself and ended up in a conversation with several of his Twitter followers. His comments didn't go over well with most who read them and the backlash was pretty intense.

During the social media exchange, Cee Lo posted, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously. People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” It didn't stop there though. Cee Lo kept going and said,"When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass where is your plausible proof anyone was raped. [sic]” Then to make matters worse, Cee Lo posted what almost sounded like a confession when he said, "Don’t be dismissive now engage me for the truth! You can’t just say regardless in a court of law… so if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?” Assuming he is talking about rape here, that would be attempted rape and is still illegal.

Just after this very shocking string of tweets, Cee Lo then apologized for his tweets being taken out of context and abruptly deleted his Twitter account. When the account resurfaced the very next day, the entire exchange was gone. Even the apology has been wiped away, with no trace of the conversation from just a day earlier.