Dr. Phil deletes a controversial tweet

9:19 PM, Aug 20, 2013   |    comments
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TV self-help guru Dr. Phil was catching a lot of grief on social media Tuesday after he tweeted -- and quickly deleted -- this question to his 1.2 million followers:

"If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused "

Mediaite rounds up some of the best responses. A couple of the more pointed ones:

Here's a Storify of more reactions to Dr. Phil's tweet that range from humorous to outraged.

Of course, the inevitable #DrPhilQuestions hashtag quickly started trending on Twitter, with predictable results:

UPDATE: A representative for Dr. Phil's show responds to a question from Buzzfeed about the deleted tweet:"This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly. It's based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label."


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