CeeLo Green dropped from two music festivals after controversial tweets


CeeLo Green is feeling the backlash after he wrote a series of controversial and offensive tweets about rape last week.

Both the JBAB Freedom Live show and the Gretna Heritage Festival have both announced they are dropping CeeLo from their line up, citing the Tweets as the reason.

Freedom Live posted to their Facebook page about the decision.

"We seek a department-wide culture of gender dignity and respect where sexual assault is completely eliminated and never tolerated, where sexual assault victims receive compassionate and co-ordinated support, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable."

"Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20th September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to be 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 Cee Lo Green from the Freedom Live event."

The Gretna Heritage Festival gave similar reasons, stating that CeeLo "does not represent the festival's wholesome family environment."

His reality TV series The Good Life has also been cancelled following his Twitter outburst.