Dr. Phil sent this tweet on Tuesday afternoon, immediately sparking intense reaction.
The people answered Dr. Phil:
Dr. Phil then deleted the tweet.
But the people of the internet preserved it.
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."
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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