CeeLo Green has been dropped from at least two upcoming concert performances in the wake of the former “Voice” judge’s controversial comments about rape.
Green, 40, will no longer co-headline a Freedom Live concert event hosted at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling military installation in Washington, D.C., E! News first reported.
He was scheduled to appear along with country group Little Big Town, which will still perform as scheduled.
“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 coordinated support, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable,” a statement posted to the Freedom LiveFacebook page read.
“Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to 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.”
The “F–k You” singer was also dropped from the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana and replaced by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, E! News reported.
Green came under fire after apparently tweeting what he believes constitutes as rape, amid allegations that he drugged a woman in 2012.
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