*Uh oh, it looks like CeeLo Green’s mouth, er, fingers (or thumb?) has got him in trouble with the politically correct police over a tweet he sent that appears to some to homophobic.
Green tweeted to Andrea Swensson, a music editor for City Pages, after she let be known that she wasn’t “crazy” about his Thursday show with Rihanna at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Well, here is what “The Voice” coach had to say 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!”
Once again a cool head didn’t prevail and now Green, 37, is backtracking. In fact he’s already deleted the tweet and confessed to Us Weekly that he overreacted:
“She was very critical of me. At the time I didn’t even know what gender the person was. I was being a little outspoken that night, a little outrageous,” he tells Us. “I always expect people to assume that everything I do is part of my character and sense of humor. I assumed that whoever it was would assume it was all in good fun. It wasn’t taken so well, apparently.”
And of course Green wants it known that he isn’t a homophobe.
“I most certainly am not harboring any sort of negative feeling toward the gay community. I don’t have an opinion on people with different religious, sexual or political preferences,” he explains. “I’m one of the most liberal artists that I think you will ever meet, and I pride myself on that. 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.”
Though he regrets his choice of words, Green also told Us he shouldn’t “have to apologize for speaking my mind or defending my performance.”