“Shoulda never sent that tweet” is most likely what CeeLo Green is saying now as his controversial tweets might have cost him his show. NBC News reported on Tuesday, Sept. 2, that Green’s reality show, “The Good Life,” is now a thing of the past.
After Green tweeted his controversial views on rape, a women's right’s organization, Ultraviolet, quickly put up a petition asking that TBS and Time Warner drop Green. Hours after this petition was put up, it was announced that Green’s show would be cancelled.
A source told NBC the reason the show was cancelled was due to its “poor ratings.” Although the network claims ratings as the culprit, this news comes on heels of Green’s Twitter rant on what constitutes as rape.
On Sunday the singer’s tweets, which were later deleted, include,“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously.” He then added, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
Of course these comments were controversial, but these rape tweets are not a random occurrence. On Friday, Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, plead no contest to accusations of rape and drug charges from 2012. These tweets were possibly a poor attempt to defend himself, although the sexual assault charges were rejected by prosecutors.
The accusations came from a woman who claims to have been given ecstasy, without her knowledge, during a dinner date with Green. She woke up in bed with Green the next morning with no memory of what happened. Green’s attorney claimed that the relations between Green and said woman were consensual. Due to lack of evidence there were no rape charges filed. However, Green did receive three years of probation, 360 hours of community service and is ordered to attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
Soon after his initial tweets, Green took to Twitter to apologize saying, “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.” He then deleted his account, but reactivated it without the rape-related tweets.