Cee Lo Apologizes For Homophobic Tweet

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Entertainers are finding out that you really have to watch what you say in a public forum these days.

Just a couple of weeks after comedian Tracy Morgan found himself in hot water because of a homophobic rant during a stand-up comedy performance, singer Cee Lo Green is facing a similar situation for something he tweeted on Friday (June 17).

According to US Magazine Cee Lo got into a disagreement on twitter with music editor Andrea Swensson, who was being critical of his recent performance during a concert in Minneapolis with Rihanna.

I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! he wrote. “I’m guessing you’re gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f*ck you!


Today the Goodie Mob member and judge on NBC’s The Voice issued a statement via US Magazine.

She was very critical of me. At the time I didn’t even know what gender the person was. I was being a little outspoken that night, a little outrageous. I always expect people to assume that everything I do is part of my character and sense of humor. I assumed that whoever it was would assume it was all in good fun. It wasn’t taken so well, apparently.

I most certainly am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community. I don’t have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences. I’m one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that. Two of the remaining members that I have on my team on The Voice are proud and outspokenly gay. We just did a team performance of ‘Everyday People,’ and I picked that song for us to do specifically to highlight how we can get along even though we’re so different.

If I could take it all back, I would. I was not being serious. I just wanted to defend our performance. It was only our third show with a whole new crew and we were all really proud about the progress that we had made.

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