A number of old Blake Shelton tweets have recently resurfaced. These tweets came out between 2008 and 2011, and were subsequently deleted by the country music star, but Twitter user The Music Tea, starting recirculating them this week.
Shelton’s comments are definitely anti-gay and racist. You may want to take a seat because these tweets are a doozy.
Some of his homophobic tweets include:
“Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their fore head ‘Cucumbers turn me on!!!’…..”
“Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me. He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!”
“Grown men who wear skinny jeans may as well write on the side of their car “I’m only staring at your boobs cause I’m jealous of them!!”
“Question for my gay followers … are skittles y’all’s favorite candy?”
Here are some of his racist tweets:
“Wish the d**khead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb.”
“Nothing says ‘Happy 4th of July’ like a airport shuttle bus driver that can’t speak a F—ING word of English!! To the terminal Omar!”
The musician immediately came out with an apology and an explanation.
“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form,” said the star on Twitter. “Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.”
Blake Shelton has quite a large following and is beloved with his fans and The Voice viewers. So, what do you all think? Do you think he was just trying to be funny or do you think he’s a jerk?