CeeLo Green is apologizing for rape comments he made on Twitter on Sunday. He deleted his account over the weekend, but reactivated it on Tuesday to make a public apology.
During his rant over the weekend, the singer reportedly wrote on Twitter, "When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass. Where is your plausible proof anyone was raped?" He went on, "Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!! If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent."
He later walked back from the comments.
I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014
Shortly after the Sunday tweets, TBS cancelled Green's unscripted series “The Good Life” after one season, and took its web page down. While a network insider reportedly told InsideTV the cancellation was due to poor ratings, just before the show was cancelled, UltraViolet, a women’s rights group, created a petition for TBS to get rid of the show due to Green’s offensive tweets.
The timing of the 39-year-old’s tweets also could not come at a worse time. Green pleaded no contest last week to one felony count of slipping ecstasy to a woman during a dinner in 2012 in Los Angeles.