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Dr. Phil tweet asks if it’s OK to have sex with a drunk girl

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Dr. Phil (photo from CNN)

Dr. Phil (photo from CNN)

(CNN) — 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 our partner 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.”