Dr. Phil Asks If It’s OK To Have Sex With A Drunk Girl — Then Deletes Tweet

Reply yes or no.

1. Dr. Phil sent this tweet on Tuesday afternoon, immediately sparking intense reaction.

2. The people answered Dr. Phil:

If guy is pretend doctor, is it OK for him to send tweet essentially asking if rape is OK and then delete it? Reply yes or no to @DrPhil.

— derivativedos (@Irregular Polka Dots)

Is @drphil a moron or an asshole? So hard to decide.

— MarinkaNYC (@MarinkaNYC)

RT @DrPhil: If a tab is drunk, is it OK to close it? Reply yes or no to @drphil #tabsaccused

— mattbuchanan (@matt)

9. Dr. Phil then deleted the tweet.

Oh, @DrPhil deleted the tweet:

— weeddude (@Michael Rusch)

10. But the people of the internet preserved it.

Hey, @DrPhil, if someone deletes his tweet, is it okay to post a screenshot of it?

— AlexJamesFitz (@Alex Fitzpatrick)

It's good @drphil deleted his rape apologist question because now it's like we are too drunk to remember it happened so it's cool

— EveVawter (@Eve Vawter)

12. A spokesperson for the show responded to a BuzzFeed question about the tweet:

“This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly,” the spokesperson said. “It’s based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label.”

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