Dr. Phil Tweet asks “is it OK to have sex” with drunk girl

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(CNN) — He’s as much a medical doctor as Dr. Who and Dr. Demento.

Now Dr. Phil has incurred the wrath of the Internet after a tweet posted on his verified Twitter account asked: “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused ”

It was quickly deleted.

CNN was unable to reach the Dr. Phil show late Tuesday night, but in a response to a question posed by our partner Buzzfeed, the show said: “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.”

But the damage was done.

A Storify about the tweet quickly sprang up and contained some of the range of answers from the world of Twitter: Dr. Phil Storify

Here is Dr. Phil’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/DrPhil

It’s interesting to note the background for the account says, “The safe place to talk about hard things.”

Dr. Phil has about 1.2 million followers.

By Faith Karimi and Chandler Friedman, CNN

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