Dr. Phil Under Fire For Asking Twitter If It's OK To Have Sex With Drunk Girls

 @ericbrownzzz
on August 20 2013 11:07 PM

Dr. Phil McGraw is mostly known for his inoffensive, vaguely self-help-driven lectures on his pop-psychology show “Dr. Phil,” but on Tuesday, the television host came under fire online after posting a tweet that seemed to support sexual assault.

“If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @DrPhil #teensaccused,” Dr. Phil tweeted out to his million-plus followers on Monday night. Legally, of course, drunk people are not capable of consenting to sex, making such an encounter rape. The post exploded on Twitter and immediately drew backlash for giving a voice to supporters of sexual assault and generally misunderstanding the concept of consent.  

Not long after, Dr. Phil deleted the offending tweet, but it lived on in screengrabs and the hundreds of retweets and responses it received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more responses to Dr. Phil’s tweet on Storify.

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