The US Navy has removed CeeLo Green from the lineup of their upcoming Freedom LIVE concert with Little Big Town set for Sept. 20 in Washington, DC.
The Navy makes it clear that the problematic statements CeeLo recently made about rape are the reason. Unsurprisingly, CeeLo’s recent non-apology for his horrible statements didn’t impress the military.
The Navy made the announcement on the FREEDOM live Facebook page.
Cee Lo Green has been removed him from the lineup of their upcoming Freedom LIVE concert with Little Big Town on Sept. 20 in Washington, DC.
REMOVAL OF CEELO GREEN FROM FREEDOM LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCE
All Hands Announcement from N9 Program
We seek a Department-wide culture of gender dignity and respect where sexual assault is completely eliminated and never tolerated, where sexual assault victims receive compassionate and coordinated support, and where offenders are held appropriately accountable.
Unfortunately, one of the performers we signed for the JBAB Freedom Live show on 20 September recently posted comments on social media that we consider to completely inconsistent with Navy core values. Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable.
As a result, we have made the decision to pull CeeLo Green from the Freedom Live event on 20 September. Little Big Town, the main attraction for the event, will still perform as scheduled. We will announce as soon as possible a replacement opening act of the high quality that you expect and deserve.
We understand that you may have purchased tickets to see CeeLo Green and if you would like, we will fully refund your ticket. Please send your request for refund to Mr. Robert McCullough at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope however that you choose to join your friends, colleagues and DoD family members for an outstanding Freedom Live event, featuring Little Big Town, on 20 September at 8pm.
Thank you for understanding this important decision and please go to www.FreedomLiveNDW.com to purchase your tickets.
Cee Lo also lost his TBS reality show, The Good Life, in the wake of the controversy. However, the show was poorly rated. The network might have cancelled it anyway. If the series was on the bubble, CeeLo’s tweets may have made the decision easier.