TBS Cancels CeeLo Green’s Reality Show After Rape Remarks
After public uproar about CeeLo Green’s comments on rape this weekend, TBS has decided to cancel his reality show, “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life.” According to a press release released by UltraViolet, an online women’s rights organization, within three hours of setting up a petition against Green, TBS announced that it was canceling the “Crazy” singers show.
“Today, less than three hours after a campaign was launched to call on Time Warner and TBS to cancel CeeLo Green’s reality show The Good Life, in the wake of his controversial tweets claiming that an unconscious drugged woman cannot be raped if she doesn’t remember, UltraViolet has received word that the show has been cancelled. More than 30,000 UltraViolet members signed onto the short campaign in less than three hours,” UltraViolet stated.
This cancelation comes just days after the singer pled no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman. According to reports, CeeLo slipped ecstasy into a woman’s drink during a date back in 2012 and she woke up in his bed. Green has been sentenced to three years of probation and 45 days of community service and took his case to social media this weekend.
“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.”
“This is a huge victory for women and survivors of rape and sexual assault … No matter how famous you are, rape is never ok. CeeLo Green publicized views that rape isn’t rape if a woman doesn’t remember–a false and dangerous claim. We urge CeeLo Green, Time Warner, and TBS to take this moment to donate to an organization helping survivors of rape, and are looking into whether any next steps are appropriate” Shaunna Thomas the co-founder of UltraViolet stated.
It must also be noted that CeeLo’s show was not doing to well in the first place. It had a brief six-episode run over the summer on TBS and the Hollywood Reporter reports that it had mediocre ratings, only clocking in 677,000 viewers after DVR usage. Petition or not, this is not a good look for Mr. Green.