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Cee Lo Green tweets homophobic comments following negative review

Friday, June 17, 2011

In response to a negative review by City Pages’ Andrea Swensson, Cee Lo Green on Friday took to Twitter, calling the reviewer gay for writing the review.

Cee Lo Green

The review read, in part:

“Though Green has risen to be one of the hottest pop singers of the past year, his set at the Target Center failed to measure up to the fun factor of his recorded material. Green spent most of the set stationed in front of a mic at the center of the stage, barely moving an inch while he sang and flanked by two forgettable back-up singers and a DJ that was all but hidden behind a giant LCD display. “

Green, assuming the reviewer was a man, questioned if the reviewer was “gay” and “offended” by Green’s “masculinity.”

Some of his twitter followers responded with anger at his tweet and he issued a non-apology and clearly did not understand what could be offensive about the things he said.

Green — currently a vocal coach on the NBC reality talent show “The Voice” — needs to hear immediately from GLAAD and it must be explained to him that his response was not only inappropriate, but harmful.

His assumption that gay men could somehow be “offended” by his masculinity intimates that he clearly sees gay men as less masculine than him. He should be introduced to the many gay rugby players, truck drivers, police officers, and fire fighters and be taught that gay is not equal to the stereotypes he seems to assume represent the LGBT community.

And maybe he should consider a different costume designer while he’s throwing around his “masculinity.”

As a former fan of Green’s, I can say I am very disappointed at his irresponsible statement which only spreads further intolerance and ignorance. He must be educated on the fact that LGBT people come in all shapes, sizes and shades and they fall on every color of the spectrum of Green’s masculinity scale.

The writer of the review has responded here.

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32 more reader comments:

  1. hes a fuckin idiot. and his music sucks too. closet monster

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:55pm
  2. Wow! Ya think that he wouldn’t be homophobic, seeing as he has two gay people on his team for The Voice…

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:56pm
  3. This is not polite at all D:

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:56pm
  4. I like some of his music but he iz a fruit loop like the rest of us so what the fucc iz he talkin abt

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:57pm
  5. Sore loser :p

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:58pm
  6. damn. I liked him

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:58pm
  7. Cee Lo NOOOOOOO!

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:59pm
  8. I…I loved you! ;_;

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 3:59pm
  9. Noooooo! I love Cee Lo…. Totally uncool.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:02pm
  10. Cee Lo, you disappoint. Educate yourself.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:03pm
  11. No Cee Lo… Fuck YOU!

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:04pm
  12. Now I have a reason to hate cee lo..

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:05pm
  13. Ce Lo WHO?

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:14pm
  14. After Blake Shelton’s gay bashing threatening tweets and Tracy Morgan’s homophobic rants this is just what NBC needs from one of their folks! Maybe they need to offer classes for their employees… Boo Cee-Lo shame on you!

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:19pm
  15. i see ya tweetin round town with homophob slurs and im like fuck you….
    i guess the way i am to be wasn’t enough im like fuck you and fuck you too…

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:19pm
  16. didnt like him before and now I really dont like him…sing it with peeps f%#k you Cee Lo….haha

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:22pm
  17. I’m sorry… I don’t see anything offensive from Cee Lo’s comments. The gay community overall takes a lot of things too seriously. I really believe he was saying something else.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:24pm
  18. Wow.. Just wow. This comes as a shock. :/

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:28pm
  19. Severely diminished respect in 3…2…1…

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:32pm
  20. And he’s not gay??? Something’s not right here…

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:34pm
  21. What a loser. His music sucks anyways.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:45pm
  22. Still <3 F*ck You!

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4:47pm
  23. I never liked him from the start. -_-

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 5:06pm
  24. the punchline of this article is this: “And maybe he should consider a different costume designer while he’s throwing around his “masculinity.””

    after all that, you turn around and suggest that he’s somehow less masculine for his choice of costume? classy, Jamie, real classy.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 5:13pm
  25. Bwahahahahahaha! On that picture, it looks as though he’s right out of some drag queen shows! His masculinity? Gee! 90% of the gay population is probably more masculine looking and sounding than he does.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6:10pm
  26. The dictionary defines masculine as “pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men.” Perhaps Cee-Lo should expand his definition of masculinity. Even the most “flamboyant” of gay men are masculine, because THEY ARE MEN! There is no “one” definition of what it means to be a man, nor is there one definition of what it means to be a woman. There are, however, roles that some in society try to make us play.

    And as a follow on, a man who treats himself and others with respect is a much better man to me than one who promotes hate speech.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:05pm
  27. forget him! lol

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:14pm
  28. ~ #perplexed ~
    she’s ( koff ) THE BIGGEST #QUEEN ..

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30pm
  29. C Lo ain’t good enough to even make a comment like that tongue in cheek… Joan Rivers he’s not! And he looks like a big drag queen in his youtube Fu*k You video dressed all in a pink pantsuit like an old church lady.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30pm
  30. “The Voice” page on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice

    Discussion topic “Cee Lo’s ‘apology’” is now open for comment. Go, monsters.

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:49pm
  31. offended by his masculinity ??? ce lo is one of the biggest Marys in show biz….lol

    Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:56pm
  32. With that picture of him, I’m not sure I can even find his masculinity, let alone be offended by it.

    Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 6:11am