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Cee Lo Green in 2011.
Rush Limbaugh is now arguing that his comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke comments were overblown, and he is pointing to another incident that he claims is being ignored.
Cee Lo Green sang his Grammy-award winning song, "F--- You!" at a March 16 Atlanta campaign event for President Obama.
While there is a more radio-friendly version of Green's hit, "Forget You," that does not use the F-word, the singer performed the original version at the event.
“Cee Lo showed up before Obama came out and spoke at this fundraiser and dropped the F-bomb in his song while Mr. Civility is backstage, waiting to go on I guess,” Limbaugh said on his Monday radio program. “This is getting nowhere near the attention it should get in the media. Mr. Civility, Barack Obama, is not being asked about this at all.”
According to the Atlantic Wire, Obama had yet to even arrive at the event.
Limbaugh feels Obama should be just as concerned about his daughters’ exposure to the graphic content of the pop song as he is the radio host calling Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute."
Obama recently told reporters he felt compelled to personally call Fluke on behalf of his daughters, Malia and Sasha.
Said Limbaugh:“His daughters, Malia and Sasha. He thought about them. What about this guy Cee Lo Green? And Cee Lo Green can sing what he wants. I don't care. But here it is at an Obama fundraiser on the same stage Obama will take not long after Cee Lo Green sings the tune. Yep. Double standard, single standard, whatever. Pure hypocrisy. I know. But the point is it isn't getting any press, nor is it getting any condemnation. But don't doubt me when I tell you it's noticed. It's noticed.”
Green expressed a semi-apology for singing the uncensored version of his song via Twitter on Saturday. The note came in response to a fan named Ronald Crow, who tweeted, “You have no class at all, very disrespectful tonight. #The Voice should be ashamed of you right now.”
Replied the pop singer, “@thecrow365 well (they're) not! And it was a mistake sir. All of you heard the song a thousand times so don't get all saint on me.”
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