BayFest music festival in Mobile, Alabama, has canceled CeeLo Green’s appearance following his online comments about assault.
BayFest CEO Bobby Bostwick issued a statement on September 8 saying CeeLo Green’s performance scheduled for October 4 is being called off.
The statement says recent comments attributed to CeeLo Green conflict with the beliefs and conscience of the music festival.
BayFest has canceled CeeLo Green’s appearance following his online comments about assault (photo Getty Images)
CeeLo Green recently pleaded no contest to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.
After the plea, CeeLo Green posted a series of tweets, including one that read: “Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
The singer later tweeted an apology.
Two other concerts have dropped CeeLo Green, and TBS is canceling the second season of Green’s reality show.
Megadeth and CeeLo Green have cancelled their Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
According to Megadeth’s website, the August 6 concert in Tel Aviv was cancelled because “passage” for the band and its gear could not be “guaranteed”.
CeeLo Green’s concert in Jerusalem on August 19 would have been his first in Israel.
A number of other artists have pulled out of concerts in recent weeks.
Megadeth cancelled their Tel Aviv concert amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza
A brief statement on Megadeth’s website said “the band was looking forward to this concert and is disappointed they will not be able to put on the show for their fans”.
However, the band “expects to return to Tel Aviv on their next international tour”, it added.
CeeLo Green had been due to perform in Independence Park in Jerusalem.
His promoter in Israel, Carmi Wurtman, told the Hollywood Reporter: “The artist and his crew really wanted to come, but unfortunately we were the ones who had to postpone it because this is not the right time to advertise and push a concert.”
Carmi Wurtman added that restrictions in Israel limiting crowds to no more than 1,000 people was another reason for the cancellation.
Open gatherings of bigger crowds are prohibited in Israel amid fears that they will be targeted by Palestinian militants in Gaza who have fired rockets into Israel.
Other performers who have cancelled concerts recently include veteran singer Neil Young and Backstreet Boys.
Filming of the TV drama, Tyrant, was relocated to Istanbul after Tel Aviv came under rocket fire.