Cee-Lo’s Super Rapey Comments Cost Him Him A Job Again
Rapper, Cee-Lo Green is currently in the hot seat and in the unemployment line for some idiotic remarks he made on Twitter in regards to the sexual assault charges he’s facing. Cee-Lo took to Twitter (and has since deleted the comments), saying, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Which is definitely not the truth. Sexual assault victims who are incapacitated by drugs or alcohol may not remember being raped, captain obvious. He added, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.” When he tweeted this statement a couple of days ago, we weren’t able to wrap our heads around it and we still haven’t.
Then he apologized. But that half-hearted apology wasn’t enough for us, or the world because Cee-Lo’s been given the pink slip not only from the powers that be who awarded him a reality show on TBS, but Louisiana’s Gretna Heritage Festival performance and the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling performance in D.C. as well. Because of Cee-Lo’s controversy, they’ve decided they no longer want him in the line-up and they put the following statement on their Facebook page:
We seek a Department-wide culture of gender dignity and respect where sexual assault is completely eliminated and never tolerated, where sexual assault victims receive compassionate and coordinated support, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable.
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. Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable.
As a result, we have made the decision to pull CeeLo Green from the Freedom Live event on 20 September. Little Big Town, the main attraction for the event, will still perform as scheduled. We will announce as soon as possible a replacement opening act of the high quality that you expect and deserve.
You know things are bad when you’re blacklisted by an organization that likes to sweep rape under the rug. *sips tea*
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