American television host and “psychologist” Dr. Phil McGraw has sparked social media outrage aafter posting a vile tweet asking his followers whether it was okay to have sexual intercourse with a girl who is drunk.
Many wondered if the TV personality was intoxicated himself when he posted the question on Twitter where ‘such stuff’ goes viral at the speed of light.
But he was not apparently, which of course triggered the infuriated reaction on the internet. Phil deleted the tweet but there was enough time to grab a screen shot. Here’s what he posted:
And here’s what people said:
Hey twitter, can we ruin @DrPhil's career tonight? I'm not joking. Oust this idiot.— Robin Whitney (@robinwhitney) August 21, 2013
If Dr. Phil is drunk is it okay for him to tweet?— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) August 20, 2013
If a person is a misogynist, is it OK to just refer to him as "Dr. Phil" from now on? #DrPhilQuestions— Imran Siddiquee (@imransiddiquee) August 20, 2013
A fuming internet user also launched a Change.Org petition demanding the host to “publicly announce that he will produce and air a show that centers survivors’ voices and educates the public about the true definition of rape and sexual assault, as well as how to prevent it.”
While there is a lot of negative reaction, there also people who think that Dr. Phil was just asking a question for his show and didn’t mean anything wrong.
So what is your take on the whole incident? You can share your opinion in the comments section below.