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Military Base Calls Off Cee Lo Green Concert over Rape Tweets

Cee Lo Green tweeted out some controversial thoughts on rape this week, including one tweet that questioned consciousness and consent. All the tweets were deleted and Green apologized for the tweets “attributed to me on Twitter.”

Unfortunately, that didn’t sit over well with the Naval District Washington, and it called off a concert Green was scheduled to give on the military base because of those comments.

In a post on Facebook, the Naval District Washington writes that they support an environment “where sexual assault is completely eliminated and never tolerated, where sexual assault victims receive compassionate and coordinated support.”

And after learning of Green’s tweets, they couldn’t, in good conscience, have him performing at the base:

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.

And yes, they’re offering refunds to everyone who bought tickets.

[h/t Salon]
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