The comments that Cee Lo Green made on Twitter were not only not inspired, but they may also turn out deeply affecting the career of the popular singer. Cee Lo Green made some comments about rape on his Twitter, which drew a lot of criticism on the star.
After posting those comments, Cee Lo Green apologized, but it did not help a lot. The former Voice co-host was removed from the lineup of Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, but also from the Freedom Live concert at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling military base in Washington.
Statements from the organizers of the two festivals revealed that the comments that Green made on rape are the ones to blame for this decision, as they don’t want any association with the singer. “CeeLo Green has been removed from the #GretnaFest line-up, as he does not represent the festival’s wholesome family environment,” one statement said. This statement was announced on Friday.
“Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to completely inconsistent with Navy core values,” the other statement indicated, adding that the lack of sensitivity that the singer had for this delicate subject is unacceptable.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously. People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Cee Lo Green’s controversial post said. It was soon deleted after being shared.
“I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe,” Cee Lo Green said after the scandal that broke following his initial statements.
The Twitter comments that the famous singer made are actually connected with a felony charge linked to the star. Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to the felony charge, after a woman accused him of slipping drugs into her drink and then taking her into his bed. The woman claimed that she found herself in the singer’s bed the next morning, with absolutely no memories of what happened.
As Green reached a plea deal on the case, he was sentenced to 360 hours of community service and three years probation.