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Forget you, CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green at his hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014. He allegedly slipped Ectasy to a woman in 2012.
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Twitter can be a dangerous place to express yourself. Atlanta singer CeeLo Green recently found out the hard way.

As a result of his douche bag tweet regarding rape, CeeLo's show "The Good Life" has been canceled. The TBS show had low ratings. However, it was CeeLo's comments that ultimately caused the network to say "Forget You" to CeeLo.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, a women's rights group called Ultra Violet had petitioned TBS to cancel the show. I'm sure The Good Life would be canceled without any outside pressure. The network does not want to be associated with such bad publicity.

The comments in question refer to CeeLo's views on what constitutes rape. In 2012 he was accused of slipping Ectasy to a woman. He was charged with sexual assault and felony drug possession. Per Perez Hilton CeeLo was acquitted of the assault charge but plead guilty to the dug charge. This didn't sit well with CeeLo's fans. They accused him of getting away with rape. CeeLo retorted by tweeting "If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! So WITH implies consent… People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!! 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?”

What a bunch of crap! CeeLo should want to be a better role model for his grandchildren and fans. He has since apologized for his comments. He tweeted "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe." Perhaps CeeLo tweeted out of anger. Not for nothing, but there is no excuse for spewing such crap!!!

You can see CeeLo when The Voice on NBC beginning September 22.

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