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Dr. Phil Tweet: OK to have sex with drunk girl?

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Posted at 9:41 AM, Aug 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-21 10:56:07-04

(CNN) — He’s as much a medical doctor as Dr. Who and Dr. Demento.

Now Dr. Phil has incurred the wrath of the Internet after a tweet posted on his verified Twitter account asked if it’s OK to have sex with a drunk girl.

It was quickly deleted.

CNN was unable to reach the Dr. Phil show late Tuesday night, but in a response to a question posed by Buzzfeed, the show said: “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.”

But the damage was done.