CeeLo Dropped From Two Concerts Following Rape Comments
CeeLo Green is getting dropped from gigs left and right.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the singer’s reality show CeeLo Green’s The Good Life had been canceled, and now, the star has been dropped from two concert lineups following his controversial rape comments made on social media.
The 40-year-old was set to co-headline a Freedom Live show on September 20 at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling military installation in Washington, D.C., but the show’s organiziers announced via Facebook that the “F*ck You” singer will no longer be taking the stage.
“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,” they wrote on the social media website. “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.”
Green was also set to perform at that Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana in October; but they too removed the producer from the lineup.
“CeeLo Green has been removed from the #GretnaFest line-up, as he does not represent the festival’s wholesome family environment,” organizers wrote on Facebook.
Just days after Green pled no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman, the star posted these ignorant comments via Twitter.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously,” he tweeted, according to Buzzfeed, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” He later added, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent.”
Green later apologized for the comments made, writing:
“Let me first praise God for exoneration fairness and freedom! Secondly, I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context. 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.”