Um…were YOU drunk when you sent out that tweet, Dr. Phil???
Yesterday, the TV talk show "doc" asked his followers a question that had the Twittersphere retweeting like cah-razy!
Alrighty. Here's our reply: NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
What kind of medical professional asks that?
What kind of person in general asks that???
Thousands of people took to Twitter to sound off on his insensitive message.
“This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke. As he has maintained over many years, Dr. Phil believes that the position of those incapacitated in any fashion; be it drugs, alcohol, age or mental illness can not and do not have the capacity to give their consent to anything, especially sex, which could have life changing repercussions. This was a research post in preparation for a show, not a personal post and Dr. Phil deleted it the second he saw it. It was clearly ill-advised. We sincerely apologize that it suggested anything other than what was intended, data gathering. As you can imagine, Dr. Phil is very upset that this happened.”
Sexual assault doesn't need to be surveyed. It's WRONG no matter how many replies you get saying otherwise!
We hope Dr. Phil and his show's producers learned a valuable lesson from this whole ordeal and that they'll be sure to take the time during this episode to educate viewers about the dangers of rape and how to prevent assaults from happening.
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