Social media can do way more damage than one would think.
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.
Ouch. As we all know, the “F*ck U” singer sent the tweets out after pleading “no contest” to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy in his sexual assault case, and was also stripped of an impending reality tv show he’d secured.
In October, CeeLo was also set to take the stage at the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana, but has been replaced by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
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