Renowned television psychologist Dr. Phil tweeted out what seems to be a call for opinions on a controversial topic for his show. Twitter was not amused with the suggestion that it might be ok to have sex with a girl who is drunk. He deleted the tweet:

https://twitter.com/dianemoexo/status/369966296483385344

But not before some caught wind of it and didn’t like the scent:

Then the Twitter snark erupted into a hashtag game, as it is often wont to do:

Never change, Twitter.

  • John Howard

    Does this mean he’s having Mayor Filner on the show in the near future?

  • Clayton Grant

    That was some really good snark.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Snarknado!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Snarknado!

  • Jennifer

    Anyone else remember when Dr. Phil was not “offensive to our sensibilities”‘ and actually seemed to add some value when he spoke. #sellout

    • Tugger – not quite dead yet

      No.

      • MelissaBass

        Lol.

    • Emily B

      I do. He’s turned into a Hollyweirdo. I quit watching his show years ago after he switched over to the “Jerry Springer” type format.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      If what you remember was real, there probably were not any cameras around for us to see.

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      No, Jennifer. I don’t remember that because he’s always been offensive to my sensibilities.

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      No, Jennifer. I don’t remember that because he’s always been offensive to my sensibilities.

    • Clete Torres

      I remember when he was a nobody, and unknown outside of some Texas town or other until The Oprah hired him to help her in her beef defamation lawsuit.

      He’d still be an unknown nobody save that. Much like her other ‘discovery’ Dr. Oz.

    • Clete Torres

      I remember when he was a nobody, and unknown outside of some Texas town or other until The Oprah hired him to help her in her beef defamation lawsuit.

      He’d still be an unknown nobody save that. Much like her other ‘discovery’ Dr. Oz.

  • nickdqwk

    Oh my goodness thank you Oprah! What were you thinking?

  • Kevlaur

    Do people not know he is a TV personality? I’m not a big fan of his – neither am I a “hater” – it’s plain he was polling people. Folks need to relax.

    • Dick Beninya

      Its fun to snark him, tho.

    • nc

      I agree with you. Seems like he’s using the “modern way” to get info for his show. Didn’t he used to put questions like this at the end of his broadcast?

    • Ben C

      After the way Phil denigrated veterans with PTSD he deserves far more than just snark.

    • grais

      Some poll. What does he mean by “girl?” What does he mean by “drunk?”

      He’s quite the hack. And the snark was funny.

      • Kevlaur

        Granted, it could have been phrased better.

        • grais

          Gross understatement there.
          The snark was better phrased.

    • grais

      Some poll. What does he mean by “girl?” What does he mean by “drunk?”

      He’s quite the hack. And the snark was funny.

  • therealguyfaux

    #DrPhilQ’s If you’re trying to get some poontang from some drunk MILF, is it all right to tell her you’re that guy from the Larry Sanders Show when she tells you how much she used to love you on that show?

    • Al_the_Fish

      Hey now!

  • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

    If the guy is drunk too, is he expected to be responsible anyway?

    If a girl gets drunk, gets on top of a guy and has sex with him, does she then get to charge him with rape?

  • Garth Haycock

    So, Dr. Phil, is it okay to hit your wife if she deserves it?

  • Maxx

    Anyone that would subject themselves to one hour in a chair with that man needs twenty hours on a sofa with another.

  • Harry A

    I don’t understand all the snark, what Dr. Phil asked was actually a very pertinent question to college age people in this country. Many of them are going out getting drunk and then hooking up with people. Often times its the drunk individual who is initiating the sexual activity.

    If you asked college guys what they would do if a drunk girl came up their dorm and said they wanted to have sex with them, many of them would say they would do it.

    • thetreyman

      i dont think that is the mindset of just college guys. of course you dont have sex with a girl that is passed out, well most guys wouldnt, but if she still seems to function somewhat okay only with less inhibitions, then most guys would. especially if they have had a few and she is pushing for it. i have been in that situation before and cant say i always said no. the biggest thing for me, drunk or not, was how well i knew her. i wouldnt just sleep with someone i just met. but if i knew the girl (of course there was an attraction for both of us before hand) then yes, yes i would sleep with a girl who was a bit tipsy.

      • Harry A

        Yeah, i think that’s the conversation Dr. Phil was trying to initiate, although he did so clumsily. A lot of the comments I saw on twitter replied as if drunk equalled passed out,

        • thetreyman

          yes, well, for some reason, i have never found blacked out, passed out, with vomit in your mouth and on the side of your face and urine soaked pants/dress, all that arousing. maybe it’s just me.

          • Ty in TX

            Hot image Trey. /sarc

        • Markward

          Which is why twitter isn’t really the best medium for such a discussion with 140 characters, it is too easy to get something out of context.

    • Maxwell

      I agree! This is a question that needs to be asked, but isn’t asked enough. Some believe a girl (or person, but fewer states are that general about it) cannot consent to sex, therefore a rape has occurred. Others believe that a person is just as responsible drunk as they are sober.

      I tend to lean towards the later, simply because I’m scared that if someone is not in the right frame of mind to consent to sex and they have no idea what they’re doing, then a lawyer could potentially argue that they had no idea what they were doing when they got in the car, or entered a stranger’s home.

    • Guest

      He could have prefaced it or phrased it much better.

    • Guest

      He could have prefaced it or phrased it much better.

    • Michelle

      But his question includes those scenarios. The question wasn’t whether or not they’d do it, the question was is that acceptable.

      • Harry A

        I agree with you, perhaps my comment was more addressed to what I saw on twitter than the few tweets highlighted by twitchy. Many of the tweets on my timeline, (and these are not liberal-feminist people) said Dr. Phil was asking if its ever OK to rape someone.

        Everyone knows that if someone is saying no, than its not OK. And if someone is passed out and can’t consent, than its not OK. But there have been instances on my campus where a person (usually female, but not always) has gotten drunk (perhaps too drunk) and has willingly had sex with someone. When they sober up, the other person (who, in the cases i know of has also been drinking) has been accused of “taking advantage of them”. And I read many tweets saying that the law says a drunk person can’t consent so its “legally rape” (I don’t know how true that is, im very doubtful that it is).

        I quite like the #5 Question from one of the above posts that asks if a drunk person is responsible for drunk driving, should they also be responsible for drunk sex.

  • JD Son

    He is an offshoot of Oprah…Don’t quite see how he becomes “valuable” to public discourse.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Uhhhhh, why would that raise ANY questions? I get the snark, but it’s not as though it’s taboo for drunk girls to have sex. It’s not a bad thing to have sex with a drunk girl or anything. People are way too sensitive.

  • fivebyfive

    Sure, but I doubt you can get her drunk enough for you.

  • radjahshelduck

    “If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her?” Well if you’re a Media Matters blogger, that’s the only way you ever will get a girl to have sex with you…

  • Trudy Hill

    Do you need an answer to help you decide right now?

  • Trudy Hill

    Do you need an answer to help you decide right now?

  • yviemarie88

    Who follows him anyway?

  • yviemarie88

    Who follows him anyway?

  • GulfPundit

    1. Define drunk.
    2. Is the guy drunk too?
    3. Should a girl have sex with a drunk guy?
    4. Should a girl let a drunk guy buy her drinks?
    5.. Should a girl be held responsible for drunk driving but not drunk sex?

    • TexasMom2012

      Your #5 is an EXCELLENT point. I think a girl is responsible for herself unless she is completely incapacitated and unable to say no. Just drunk is not a standard that anyone can meet because it can be difficult to judge. It is not like young men carry around a breath text. Passed out is an easy call because she cannot consent if she is not conscious.

  • GulfPundit

    1. Define drunk.
    2. Is the guy drunk too?
    3. Should a girl have sex with a drunk guy?
    4. Should a girl let a drunk guy buy her drinks?
    5.. Should a girl be held responsible for drunk driving but not drunk sex?

  • Magnifico

    Is that a rhetorical question?

  • Magnifico

    Is that a rhetorical question?

  • MrApple

    Depends…

  • MrApple

    Depends…

  • JD Olson

    Another overrated Oprah discovery foisted on this country beginning to come apart at his seamy seams.

  • Viola Martini

    If she’s an adult, then yes, it’s ok. But it also depends on how drunk she is. If she’s so drunk she can’t go home by herself, then her sexuality should not be exploited. I don’t get the phony outrage against the Doc.

  • Bob Richards

    Make up your own Dr. Phil conversation. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/soundboards/play/1874/

  • Wiki David

    @DrPhil: If a girl is drunk, is it OK to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @drphil YES!

    How much did your wife have to drink?

  • David D.

    trolls

  • Danny Wheeler

    Hee hee! Looks like Dr. Phil learned that “Twitchy is Forever!”

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    This guy has always creeped me out.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    This guy has always creeped me out.

  • helen willis

    It is against the law to have sex with someone who is passed out. If a person is drunk but functional, it’s not against the law, I don’t think, but I don’t know for sure. If we pass such a law, we are going to have more government workers. We could have a SUI.

    • Michelle

      I don’t think this is an issue of the law, it’s a matter of morals, character and doing the right thing. We should be raising children that a) Should not be drinking underage, and when that fails, b) raising children who know it’s not OK to take advantage of someone who’s been drinking. I would not need a law in place to teach my children that. It’s OK for society to start pulling itself together without the government telling us how to do. Human decency should be inherent.

    • helen willis

      Everything is a matter of morals, but this world is full and running over with people with no inner compass. Shouda, woulda,, coulda are almost useless in this society. Laws are made for people who don’t respect boundaries, theirs or anyone else’s.

  • Benjamin Dover

    Since the world is devoid of all-knowing people, liberty provides the leeway for each of us to adapt to the unknown conditions we will face.