CeeLo Green is most famous for his smash-hit “F**k You”. Today, it seems like he’s hearing that from at least a few potential employers.
Last week, the singer created a firestorm over comments he made on Twitter regarding rape. After being cleared on sexual assault charges last year, CeeLo wasn’t content to let sleeping dogs lie. It all bubbled over on August 31 when he tweeted, among other things, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
In no time flat, he found out how badly he crossed the line. First, he deleted the tweets but, not before they were captured for posterity. Next, he deleted his Twitter account. Then, he was back on Twitter with a lame apology.
Why all the flip-flopping? Simple…he’s screwing up his career.
Within a day of the tweets going viral, CeeLo Green’s reality show, ‘The Good Life’, was axed by TBS. However, this was just the beginning. In the last two days, CeeLo has been dropped from two upcoming concert gigs in direct response to his tweets. He was to appear at a concert sponsored by the U.S. Navy. In a statement issued by the event’s organizers, they offered the following:
“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.”
Organizers for the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, where he was scheduled to appear in October, stated:
“CeeLo Green has been removed from the #GretnaFest line-up, as he does not represent the festival’s wholesome family environment.”
As it stands now, his career, while not over, could be on life support. CeeLo Green has likely learned that you words can have serious and powerful consequences.