Navy & others dropping CeeLo from concert lineups
CeeLo @ Stubb's in 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
The losses keep mounting for CeeLo Green in the wake of his shameful comments about rape. On Friday (Sept. 5), the singer was dropped from a United States Navy-sponsored concert planned for Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C.
"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," Freedom LIVE posted on its official Facebook page. "Regardless of intent or context, the lack of sensitivity towards an issue that is one of the great challenges facing our Navy is unacceptable."
Those who have already purchased tickets will be able to receive a full refund if they so choose. Little Big Town is still scheduled to play the event, along with a forthcoming replacement for Green, promised via the Facebook statement. [Billboard]
The Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana also booted the Gnarls Barkley singer, "as he does not represent the festival's wholesome family environment."