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Dr. Phil Under Fire After Posting Controversial Tweet

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Dr. Phil may need to see a shrink himself after receiving tons of hate mail and tweets from the public in response to a controversial tweet he sent out earlier this week.

The TV doc tweeted out a question that ticked off a lot of people. He wrote on his page, “if a girl is drunk is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @DrPhil”.

The tweet (which has since been deleted) set off a flurry of heated responses from the public asking why he would basically suggest that it’s ok to date rape a girl.

Dr. Phil’s team have responded and said that the tweet was intended to invoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story. They added that the tweet was a poll question not a statement or a joke.

Further more, they say this was a research post in preparation for a show, not a personal post. Dr. Phil deleted the tweet as soon as he saw it.

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