Dr. Phil Controversy
Updated: Tuesday, August 27 2013, 12:02 PM EDT
On Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Phil's Twitter account posed this question: "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her?"
The tweet was immediately accused of implicitly excusing rape, and was deleted after it went viral.
A representative for Dr. Phil's show responds 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."