Dr. Phil Deletes Controversial Drunk Sex Twitter Question Following Massive Outcry

By Peter Gicas
|  Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 7:04 PM EDT
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If Dr. Phil was looking for attention, well, he certainly got it.

A controversial question that was posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday asking, "If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil #teenaccused," led to quite a bit of outrage throughout the Twitterverse.

It was subsequently deleted, but not before folks lashed out at the TV doc for making such an inquiry.

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Some of the more notable ones picked up by Mediaite include:

"@DrPhil By law, when alcohol is a factor, no one can consent. Don't know what's happening to you? It's rape period," was one response.

There were other tweets, such as, "Telling that @DrPhil finds a "Should you rape? Yes/no?" question open to debate," "@DrPhil The answer is No, Never you jackass. And then you kick whoever asked you in the throat" and "@DrPhil As a girl, I enjoy waking up and not knowing who penetrated me the night before."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Dr. Phil's show told BuzzFeed, "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 #teenaccused label."

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