Cee Lo Green deletes homophobic Tweets, says he's quitting Twitter, then deletes Tweet saying he's quitting Twitter [UPDATED]

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The Tweet Cee Lo Green doesn't want you to see.
Cee Lo Green has become the latest celebrity to stick his foot in his mouth with an insensitive remark on Twitter, and this time it was directed at City Pages music editor Andrea Swensson, who tweets and blogs as Gimme Noise.

It all started this morning when Swensson panned Green's lecherous stage patter in a performance opening for Rihanna. Green apparently didn't take kindly to Swensson's review, and lashed out on his verified Twitter account.

But this is where it gets weird, because Green apparently thought Andrea was a homosexual man. And it has now mushroomed into a national controversy that had Cee Lo first apologizing and then deleting all his recent tweets.

Here's the part of the review that Cee-Lo found so off-putting:
"Do you realize I'm just foreplay for Rihanna?" Cee Lo Green asked the near-capacity crowd, taking a break from his lackluster set to attempt to rouse the bored audience. "Rihanna's gonna fuck you," he said. "I'm just here to get you wet."

Gross, Cee Lo. But thanks for sharing.
Cee-Lo has since deleted the tweet that responded by calling the reviewer "gay," but we have the screengrab:
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The homophobic tweet that Cee Lo Green has since deleted.
Bad idea. Wasn't it just this week that Tracy Morgan had to apologize numerous times for a joke that he would kill his son if he were gay?

This afternoon, Cee Lo apologized to the gay community on Twitter, even invoking two members of his team on The Voice, one of whom leapt to his coach's defense.
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Cee Lo Green deleted all his tweets, but this response from gay teammate Nakia stands as testament to the craziness.

Just moments ago, Cee Lo deleted all of the tweets, including the apologies. Now his last post is June 15--two days ago. Obviously, someone from the PR department got to him and told him to delete everything.

Luckily, we took screenshots.

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musicforhumans
musicforhumans

"Luckily, we took screenshots."

Could you guys be any more self absorbed? Like anyone cares if you took screenshots of some insignificant tweets.

Me
Me

Im guessing your a HETEROSEXUAL???? And my Homosexuality offended you? Well F--K U And Forget About Me Too!!!

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Didda
Didda

freakin people get over yourself..how many years has the word gay been used?? and now all the sudden its a huge insult?! Theres worse names/words than Gay. Theres somthing called FREEDOM OF SPEECH! and i will say any damn word i please. And the gays always insult straight people(as much if not more) so youu know what you have it coming in some way or another..your not the only ones who get insulted yeah it sucks but everyone in life deals with it and so do you,dosent make you betteer than anyone else so why freakin complain its not going to get you anywhere in life. Life sucks but oh well go on with it and brush the bs off your shoulders and head forward.

Sarah
Sarah

Really? I have a lot of gay friends and I can’t remember a single time one of them has said something insulting about straight people. I hear straight people, mostly males, constantly insult gay people.

D00DBr0
D00DBr0

Ughhh can you keep this kind of shit to the main website and out of Gimme Noise? It's the last good part of City Pages, I'd hate to see it get brought down with the rest of the ship. Obviously what CeeLo did was terrible, but it doesn't justify all this.

Curioso
Curioso

Srsly. Who cares. This isn't some enormous scandal. He was probably just drunk and said something dumb on his phone from the bar.

vitajex
vitajex

I hate to be the disgusting, straight dude here, BUT...

If someone told me "Rihanna's gonna fuck you", my first response would DEFINITELY NOT be "Gross."  But that's just me...

Although I would STRONGLY prefer that Cee-Lo Green NOT be present in the room.  I mean, I like the guy's music alright, but he's too short for me.

Jamel
Jamel

Cee-Lo "guessed that the critic was gay because the critic said that his comment (about Rihanna and getting the audience wet) was gross.  Now the comment was a bit off-color but I wouldn't think "gross" if someone said that Rihanna was going to fuck me.  Furthermore, Cee-Lo appears to believe that gay males are emasculated and I agree with him.  Men aren't supposed to be romantically or sexually involved with other men.  That's why men have penises and women have vaginas, people.  People usually associate gay males with femininity.  Notice how people still describe the gay male on "top" as the more masculine one. 

Homosexuality is either a result of biological backwardness or an environmental mind-fuck.  That's not the politically correct thing to say but it's the truth.      

Samantha
Samantha

Your ignorance regarding homosexuality is astounding.  But thanks for explaining the logistics of penises and vaginas to us.  The rest of us had no clue.  We've just been blindly fumbling around, hoping we get things in the right place.  And please learn the difference between your opinion and the truth.

melisspauls
melisspauls

vitajex: Pretty sure her "Gross" was in response to the concept of Cee Lo getting her wet.

Even if it was a joke rather than just him angrily lashing out, the root of it was still using gay as an insult. I think it's reprehensible during a time when the stats on young gay kids killing themselves are so sobering, but it's a free country and all that. However if you're in the public eye and do it, you're an absolute moron if you don't expect people to call you on your bullsh*t.

Sarah Moeding
Sarah Moeding

See, this is one of the aspects of this whole shabooey that keeps getting told wrong, or at the very least, interpreted far more intensely than what seems obvious. Cee Lo said "I'm guessing ur gay? And my masculinity offended u?" There is nothing intrinsically homophobic about that. It is a question. It's just unfortunate that he assumed he was dealing with a male critic. I think this would have all panned out very, very differently had he been observant/smart enough to see that the critic, Andrea, was female.

Sarah Moeding
Sarah Moeding

Well, we're going to have agree to disagree here because I don't think that asking a question equates being gay with offence at masculinity. It was in poor taste for him to get so upset about a negative review. It was in poor taste to drop an F bomb. I think it's also in poor taste for this to have become such a big deal; I see nothing about what he said equalling gay with a punchline or an insult, and when something relatively benign becomes a reason to get this upset, it waters down the impact of the times when there is actually some injustice perpetrated against the gay community to be upset about. 

I am friends with the Atlanta-based band The Constellations, who have known Cee Lo for many years and who have also worked with him professionally (he appears on the song Love Is A Murder on their debut album Southern Gothic, and has also been recording with them for music for an upcoming album). They are some of the loveliest, most gracious people I've had the pleasure of spending time with; they spoke out yesterday in defense of their friend, and I fully take their statement at face value: (http://twitter.com/_constellat... @CeeLoGreen is not a homophobe. We know him well & he's one of the kindest & most open people we know. Ppl are taking it way out of context.

melisspauls
melisspauls

Yeah, no. Cee Lo called into question his reviewer's masculinity, by equating gay with being offended by masculinity.

He initially admitted he was hurt, and he was lashing out, I get that. But when are people going to get it through their heads that using gay as an insult or a punchline is no longer acceptable to a huge amount of people beyond the gay community themselves. So sure go ahead and do it, but expect to get a sh*tstorm of flack when you do. It's. Not. Okay. Anymore. Hell, it never was, people are just finally speaking up.

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