Cee Lo Green learned a good lesson about social media this week. In a recent Twitter scandal where Cee Lo tried to define what constitutes rape and what does not, he sparked a major media backlash that is now having an effect on his check book. According to CBS News on Wednesday, Cee Lo's reality show "The Good Life" has been cancelled after only one season.
Green recently plead no contest on charges that he slipped ecstasy into the drink of a woman whom he had taken out to dinner. She later complained that she doesn't remember how she ended up in Cee Lo's hotel room. His no contest plea in relation to that incident left him with three years probation and 45 days of community service.
The cost of speaking out about his definition of rape has left Cee Lo with even less. TBS cancelled "The Good Life" after the Twitter fiasco went down. His comments about rape only being rape if the victim remembers it didn't seem to sit well with anyone.
Cee Lo's apology after the fact doesn't seem to be helping much either. In the wake of the rape tweet drama, Cee Lo offered up a statement/apology on both Facebook and Twitter. He said, "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe."
Many are taking issue with the word "attributed" and believe that he is not taking responsibility for what was said. Further, he is obviously trying to distance himself from the controversial comments and make it seem like it wasn't really him.