Dr. Phil tweets, deletes shocking question to Twitter followers

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NEW YORK (PIX11) — You can always find him dishing his own brand of “real talk” on his daily talk show – but now Dr. Phil McGraw is dealing with his own drama after he tweeted to his 1.1 million followers, asking them what some are calling an outrageous question.

“If a girl is drunk, is it ok to have sex with her? Reply yes or no to @DrPhil” — and it with that 90 character tweet, the TV doc set off a fire storm, prompting a massive response.

One user quipped, “If Dr. Phil asks a hateful misogynistic question – is it ok to rename him Dr. Landphil?”

While another tweeted, “Dr. Oz was saving lives today and Dr. Phil is trying to hook up with drunk girls where is @oprah she needs to have an emergency team meeting.”

DrPhil Drunk Tweet

Dr. Phil later deleted the tweet in an effort to brush off the controversy – causing an even louder uproar.

What he didn’t do — was tweet an apology for posting the question in the first place. Instead a representative issued a statement explaining, the tweet was “intended to evoke discussion” for an upcoming episode.

It’s a lesson many high-profile names and average Joes alike are still learning as we live in a time of “no-take backs.”

Once you tweet, Facebook, Instagram – whatever, it never really disappears online.  Just ask Anthony Weiner.

The act of tweeting and deleting has long tarnished many a social cred with many experts writing off offenders as amateurs who don’t know how to use the system.