Dr. Phil incurred the wrath of Twitter when he decided to followers on the question of whether it's okay to have sex with a girl who has had too much to drink.
We're not paraphrasing. This is what he wrote:
Phil, to be fair, often questions Twitter followers about themes for upcoming shows, and was just following that familiar pattern with this effort.
Still, what many felt was the uncalled-for nature of this Tweet, which was quickly deleted, spurred backlash and led to a Change (dot) org petition.
Carmen Rios, a former college sexual assault activist, encouraged supporters to call on Phil to host a show to educate his viewers on assault prevention:
"Even though he took the tweet down, Dr. Phil should of course admit his error in judgment. But he needs to go a step further."
"I am asking Dr. Phil to produce a show that shines a light on survivors of rape and sexual assault and begin a national conversation about the specifics of consent."
"This includes not raping people while they are drunk or otherwise unable to consent."
"The many people who have survived rape are the ones who should have a platform to discuss how we as a society can make sure tragedies like Steubenville never happen again.
You tell us, THGers: Do you think Dr. Phil went too far?