Dr. Phil deletes controversial tweet

7:51 AM, Aug 21, 2013   |    comments
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(USA TODAY) -- 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

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

A representative for Dr. Phil's show responded 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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