Cee Lo Green Sorry For "Gay" Tweet

“The Voice” judge and “Forget You” singer back tracks on a homophobic post

Posted: 06/18/2011 11:57 AM EDT
Filed Under Rihanna, Cee Lo Green

It seems everyone today has something to say about the gay community and is getting in trouble for it. First it was Tracy Morgan. Then David Tyree. Now, it’s Cee Lo Green. Us Weekly reports, that without knowing his offender’s gender, the singer/rapper/songwriter blasted someone who criticized his recent performance in Minneapolis with Rihanna.


Feeling his critic was being too harsh, the magazine says Cee Lo tweeted on Friday, "I respect your criticism, but be fair! People enjoyed last night! I'm guessing you're gay? And my masculinity offended you? Well f*** you!" For one, the faultfinder is a woman and a music critic. Two, the soul singer says his comments weren’t meant to be taken to heart and was actually supposed to be funny. Nonetheless, he deleted the tweet and then apologized for offending anyone, explaining he’s not homophobic, but "one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet."


In fact, he reminds folks, “Two of the remaining members that I have 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 for us to do specifically to highlight how we can get along even though we’re so different." 


In related news, the former Goodie Mobb emcee’s biggest fan, Academy Award winning-actress Gwyneth Paltrow, surprised Gleeks at the Izod Theater in New Jersey this past Thursday with a performance of “Forget You,” says the Hollywood Reporter. This pit stop is part of the Glee Live! concert tour.

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