Dr. Phil removes sexual assault tweet after public outcry
Dr. Phil felt the wrath of the Twittersphere Tuesday after his official Twitter account posted a question about the appropriateness of having sex with a drunk girl.
The tweet, which read, "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused" was eventually deleted, but not before Twitter users mocked and criticized the post.
.@DrPhil - here's a hint; if you wouldn't want it done to yourself, your child, or your loved ones, IT IS NOT OKAY. Also, you're a moron.— Sarah H. (@LostInHeadSpace) August 21, 2013 August 20, 2013
The Dr. Phil Show issued the following statement before deleting the tweet.
"This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly."