Rapper, soul singer and reality star CeeLo Green caught a dose of shame this week. He went to the social networks to mock a very serious crime. He beats a rape charge but yet makes his pleas to slam the victim on Twitter.
He got fired from The Voice and his new TBS reality show was shelved after one season.
The BBC reports that he made the comments after his court case ended on Friday, where he pleaded no contest to giving a woman ecstasy.
The woman says she blacked out and woke up naked in the singer's bed, but prosecutors didn't charge him with any sexual offences.
He faced a backlash on Twitter after replying to users' comments and his account was briefly de-activated.
Once his account became active again, he tweeted: "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe."
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In the controversial set of tweets Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, said "women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!".
Another one, in reply to three users, said: "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent."
He then suggested that his no contest plea wasn't an admittance of guilt.
"So if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?"
The tweets replying to users about his court case appear to have been deleted, but some users posted screengrabs of them.
Before removing them and deactivating his account he had posted an initial apology saying: "I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this.
"Please forgive me as it was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I'd never condone the harm of any women. Thank you."
Green says he had consensual sex with the woman he gave ecstasy to after a dinner date in July 2012.
The judge sentenced the singer to three years of formal probation and 45 days of community service on drug charges.
CeeLo Green is part of the Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, and Gnarls Barkley.
Understand this for the umpteenth time.
RAPE IS RAPE. There's nothing funny about it. It's a serious crime that carries up to life in the iron college. It could ruin your life. You could be labeled a sexual offender and have a lifetime of shaming from not only your family, but your friends, and the community that you chose to live in. It's a tragedy for the victim of rape. They could face depression, a sexuality transmitted disease, an unwanted pregnancy, rage, and suicide. The victim doesn't deserve to be shamed by the general masses because of what the victim wears, has or does for a living.