Cee Lo Green Apologizes For Borderline Homophobic Tweet

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First Tracy Morgan. Now Cee Lo Green?!

Not exactly, but The Voice coach is under considerable fire after a Tweet he wrote to a music critic, Andrea Swensson, following his June 16 show.

Swensson termed Cee Lo's concert "lackluster" and "gross," which the singer didn't really appreciate. He struck back at her with this tweet:

"I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f--k you!"

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Who? Me? Cee Lo? Homophobic?

Yeah. Probably not the best word choice. The "F--k You" singer attempted an apology on Twitter ... but it's more of a long-winded explanation.

He also seems confused as to what he's even apologizing for:

"Apologies gay community! What was homophobic about that? I was guessing he [was] gay which is fine but its nice to [know] what u think," he wrote.

He deleted it shortly after. Then he issued a longer comment:

The "Crazy" crooner said he had no clue what gender the critic was and that he was just being "outspoken" at the time he tweeted.

"She was very critical of me. At the time I didn't even know what gender the person was," he said. "I was being a little outspoken that night."

"I was being 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 that it was all in good fun."

"I most certainly am not harboring negative feelings 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 I think you will ever meet, and pride myself on that."

"Two of the remaining members 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 specifically to highlight how we can get along even though we're so different."

For what it's worth, Swensson responded to say she was not offended.


You are a bigot and a moron. You are also illiterate. Go school and learn how to spell, Caveman!


Me personally. Im a lesbian. and I found the comment quite funny. Why are people so damn sensitive?? GROW UP!! Thicken ur skin up for pete's sake!


Gee, JH, ignorance must be bliss, huh? I've never read anything so ignorant and stupid in my life! A true child of god doesn't see gay or straight, they just see another human being. One of the ten commandments that many forget is "thou shalt not judge", yet SO many "christians" think it is their job to do just that! Why don't u worry about ur own dysfunctional families instead of getting involved in the lives of people u don't know, will never know, and whose lives don't in any way affect yours!




Im not buying either of his so called apologies. The fact that he cant imagine that someone might be offended by not only his use of the word 'gay' but having it said in a way meant to be derogatory.