Thomas Decarlo Callaway (aka – Cee Lo Green), the once relevant singer/songwriter perhaps best known for his hit song “Let’s Stay Together” has been under fire after having a series of tweets on his official Twitter profile taken out of context. The tweets by Green were a strange set of messages referring to rape, that he posted and then quickly deleted. Not long after that the entire profile of Green on the social networking service was also deleted.
Green issued a statement that said, “Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context. Thirdly, I meant to say ‘self-rape’ but my phone kept autocorrecting ‘self-rape’ to ‘rape’. In the heat of the moment I acted in haste and sent those tweets without proof-reading.”
Given the new context, some of the tweets do appear to take on a new meaning. “It’s not rape if the person if passed out” becomes “It’s not self-rape if the person is passed out” and that makes complete sense as an unconscious person cannot engage in the act of self-rape as they would be unable to move their hands or a motorized self-pleasuring device.
Despite his apology and the honest mistake, Green’s reality show ‘The Good Life’ on network TBS has been cancelled.