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CeeLo Green’s Show Has Been Canceled Following Those Disturbing Tweets About Rape

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CeeLo Green no longer has a TV show on TBS. You might not have been aware that he had one in the first place, but now you know that it existed once and doesn’t anymore. His reality show The Good Life has not been renewed for another season. This news comes after CeeLo’s controversial and very disturbing Twitter rant about what constitutes sexual assault.

On Friday, CeeLo pleaded no contest to a charge of drugging a woman’s drink with MDMA without her knowledge in 2012. The woman said she woke up naked in CeeLo’s bed the next day with no memory of how she got there. CeeLo maintained that they had consensual sex. Due to “lack of evidence,” sexual charges weren’t filed, but CeeLo agreed to three years of probation, 360 hours of community service, and 52 AA meetings for charges of “furnishing a controlled substance.” He then decided to share his horrifying opinions on Twitter this weekend, saying it’s not rape if the woman remembers it:

“People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”

and

“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously. so WITH Implies consent.”

CeeLo deleted the tweets and his account afterward, then reactivated it and posted an apology, saying in part:

“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..”

Um, actually no, I don’t think I will forgive you. And TBS might not either. The network says they canceled the show due to “poor ratings,” but considering the news comes shortly after these tweets blew up online, as well as after the women’s rights group Ultraviolet petitioned for the show’s cancellation, I’m suspicious that it’s more than that. Whether it really was just for ratings, or whether CeeLo’s tweets had an effect on it, this cancellation is good news. It’s disheartening to watch celebrities who’ve done and said despicable things continue with flourishing careers. (Cough, Chris Brown, cough.)

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  • Alexandra Mitchell

    This makes me really happy.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Same. That’s what you get, dude. That should be the LEAST of what he gets.

  • TJ

    Uuugh, so he tweeted that he apologizes for the “comments attributed to me on Twitter.” What a passive and insufficient apology. I had no idea about these charges before and am disgusted that he was on the Voice or tv at all.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I KNOW. You tweeted them, dude!

  • Vera

    Honestly? I hope every douche artist out there outs themselves eventually, so we know who we shouldn’t give money to.

  • Alyssa

    I think people need to realize that there is no “implied consent” when it comes to sexual activity.

  • Nbl

    Best quote I have heard about this “It’s not murder if the persons in a coma”.

  • A_Nicole

    thank goodness that new cali law could not have come at a better time. Geez between this and the story of the columbia student that can’t even sleep in her own dorm out of fear…we need tougher laws on sexual assault. and we need to be better about educating men AND women.

  • Joe Dale of Buffalo, ny

    Just another hard working brother trying to be taken down by just one nasty example of the millions of phony, lying, shiftless, worthless, talentless, soulless whores who’d step over their own mother to snatch a lose buck and the only thing worse is you cunts writing this biased, void of common sense, fake empowerment garbage. You’d probably love to see him lose everything and why? Are you really that gullible or is it just too tempting to castrate another successful full pair of balls??? You people are a tumor. If there’s anyone who feels I have no right to say this, don’t reply. My name is Joe Dale, my number is 7168678276. I don’t text.

    • Alexandra Mitchell

      I bet your mother is so proud of you.

    • Joe Dale

      So you’re gonna skip over my point and “attack” me?
      Thank you for proving my point.
      Thank-you.

    • Alexandra Mitchell

      You had a point? I didn’t see one.