August 22nd, 2013
12:24 PM ET

Dr. Phil's Tweet Delete

Yet another lesson to always be careful what you tweet.

Dr. Phil McGraw learned that the hard way after a note from his verified Twitter account asked if it's OK to have sex with a drunk girl.  CNN's Nischelle Turner reports.

Though the tweet was quickly deleted, that didn't stop many followers from jumping in to criticize the famous TV personality.

From @leslieupnorth: .@DrPhil deleted his #rapeculture's too bad he didn't realize how wrong he was until after 1000s read it. Shame him, @Oprah

A representative for the "Dr. Phil" show issued a statement regarding the deleted tweet Wednesday.

"This Tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story,"  the statement read. "Hence the #teensaccused label,"

To see more of the backlash click here.

Watch the clip and tell us in the comments the biggest mistake you've ever made on social media.

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