Blake Shelton’s “Sexist / Racist” Tweets — The Full Story
This story has been updated. Blake Shelton has admitted to the tweets, and apologized (see below).
Blake Shelton is in hot water for a number of racist, sexist, and homophobic tweets posted in 2011 that have recently surfaced—or so a slew of U.K. tabloids and and American crotch-sniffing celebrity websites would have you believe without any verification of the legitimacy of these supposed tweets, or any explanation how it took them half a decade to surface, and why now.
That doesn’t mean these tweets aren’t legitimate, and historically Blake Shelton is certainly known for mixing it up on Twitter (and is no friend of Saving Country Music). But at the moment, the public is being asked to take a leap of faith in believing these tweets are true, while also having to resolve how if they are so offensive now, why folks didn’t make a big deal of them in 2011? Also compounding the confusing nature of this story is the fact that a significant amount of misinformation and unnamed sources are being cited by dubious, tabloid periodicals.
Since nobody can verify these supposed tweets, many outlets are running headlines such as, “Fans react to Blake Shelton’s racist tweets,” and similar titles that keep them off the hook just in case the tweets turn out to be false by only focusing on the reaction of fans as opposed to the legitimacy of the tweets or the story behind them.
So let’s see if we can unravel what is going on….
Below you can find a collection of the tweets supposedly attributed to Blake Shelton in 2011 and before. For a frame of reference, 2011 was the year Blake Shelton became a coach for The Voice, and his name recognition significantly shot up beyond the country music world. The first episode of The Voice premiered on April 26th, 2011.
- Wish that dickhead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb!
- I was 19-years-old when my heart first got broken..I’m over it now but I wonder what that fat ugly bitch is up to….
- Sanding 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!!!
- Question for my gay followers …. Are Skittles y’all’s favorite candy?
- I think the bartender lastnight [sic] put some of that date rape drug in my drink …. OMG!! He was like so cute too!!!
- So I just figured out a great excuse for my sick fantasy about Dakota Fanning. I thought she was Amanda Seyfried…’ (supposedly posted when Dakota Fanning was only 16).
- ‘If you haven’t noticed Richard Simmons is gay, you haven’t noticed Katy Perrys boobs…
Blake Shelton’s Response
The DailyMail is reporting,
Instead of apologizing, Shelton tweeted: ‘Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets… Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb asses.’
But an hour later, Shelton had a change of heart — or producers got on him — because he took to his Twitter account again to say he was sorry.
Similar Controversy Already Occurred in 2011
On May 5th, 2011, a similar controversy was stirred after numerous tweets from Blake Shelton were characterized as homophobic. Huffington Post and others ran stories after the tweet, “Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song.. Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…”
Shelton later apologized.
Hey y’all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night…It honestly wasn’t even meant that way… I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere. But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!
Some 10,000 Blake Shelton Tweets Recently Deleted
The Gwen Stefani Connection
Hollywood Life is reporting that:
“Gwen is absolutely mortified about Blake’s Tweets,” an insider tells Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s a California, die-hard liberal with a huge fan gay fan base. Her first love was Indian, and her brand is built on female empowerment.” So it makes sense that Gwen would be a little bummed out about these hateful tweets. “She has so many feminist-themed hits, and now she’s finding out the man she wants to marry might secretly be this big hate monger who just happened to be on his best behavior since she came into his life!”
However on Sunday (8-14), there has been a huge blast from the Blake Shelton camp touting his appearance with Gwen Stefani on stage in Dallas Saturday night (8-13) during a concert. So if they are headed towards Splitsville or Gwen was looking to distance from Blake, it sure wasn’t on display Saturday.
Much Ado About Nothing
Whether the Blake Shelton tweets are real or fake, there is some serious questions if this is a story at all, or if this is just another bout of click bait by the substance-starved celebrity media trolling the politically-charged populous among a Presidential election, preying on readers’ uninterested approach to delving into the substance of any matter beyond a catchy headline.
“So Trigger, why is Saving Country Music reporting it?!? This is click-bait too!”
From a general hatred for all media bullshit and misinformation.
In no way defending Blake Shelton’s remarks, if they’re true, but it certainly has to be taken into context that they were allegedly made five years ago and older—one going back to 2009—when the nature of the politically-correct environment was a different animal. Some of the things Blake Shelton said you would regularly hear in a monologue from Jay Leno. Clearly Blake was just trying to entertain his followers, if the tweets are true, instead of trying to take some hard line political stance. It also would give Blake Shelton half a decade to reform his code of conduct. So should his supposed Twitter indiscretions from five to seven years ago still be held against him now? And just because someone fires off a tweet trying to be entertaining doesn’t mean they hold strongly-rooted convictions of racist, sexist, or homophobic notions.
As a celebrity in the public spotlight, Blake Shelton shouldn’t have said what he did (if he did), but similar to the recent story that Florida Georgia Line hates the police, there is very little substance with this story. Perhaps Blake Shelton fired off some inappropriate tweets. Deleting so many would seem to indicate there is some concern about what lies in his Twitter past. But with so many real, actual cases of racism, sexism, homophobia, and violence gripping the world at the moment, what Blake Shelton may or may not have said five years ago feels extremely superfluous.
UPDATE: Blake Shelton Apologizes for His Tweets
On Wednesday (8-17) Blake Shelton apologized, saying:
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 that I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.
Also, Page Six is reporting that NBC and The Voice strong armed certain outlets to NOT report on the controversy.
August 14, 2016 @ 6:11 pm
If you checked yesterday early afternoon on google and typed in the tweet it brought you to the tweets on his official twitter account. So before deletion you could confirm those tweets. I checked a few of them out myself. The skittles ones and the bomb one.
August 14, 2016 @ 8:39 pm
I know it may sound stupid, but since I haven’t put my own two eyeballs on the Tweets myself (or can link to a source that can), then they can’t be independently verified. Since the info about this story has been all over the place, even more reason to not assume anything.
August 15, 2016 @ 10:05 am
Here’s a google cached page of one of the tweets.
If the link doesn’t work, all I did was google the coffee shop tweet and it was still on the first page of google results. From there you can click the little down arrow next to the partial URL (between the headline and the text in the result) and click on Cached.
I would be stunned if someone figured out how to fake all of that, and I’m sure you can do a similar process to verify some of the others.
August 14, 2016 @ 9:59 pm
Spend your time doing something useful Jeesh!!! Really?
I do not believe Blake SHELTON ever wrote those comments. Someone is trying to ruin his career and his life!!! Wonder who that could be???????
August 14, 2016 @ 6:14 pm
Those tweets sound too over the top to be real.
August 14, 2016 @ 6:42 pm
Frat boy talk. Much ado about nothing I don’t think this is legit news
August 14, 2016 @ 6:42 pm
I remember those tweets from when he first posted them. I favorited them at the time, because I thought they were funny to go back and read. I still do. His music has turned to shit, but I bet he could make me laugh out loud in conversation.
August 14, 2016 @ 6:50 pm
I know people need to quit going out of their way looking for shit to be offended about. It’s out of hand he didn’t say anything half my friends haven’t said – they just don’t do it on social media. And I am NO Blake Shelton fan.
August 14, 2016 @ 7:13 pm
I’m no fan myself but I’m not gonna get offended either, the best I do is just ignore people like him these days because shit like that is below me.
August 14, 2016 @ 6:57 pm
I’m pretty sure they’re real. Blake’s team deleted every tweet from before 2012. I think they just decided it wasn’t worth it for people to grab them out of context. Are the tweets dumb & offensive, yes, but they’re not really that out of line for jokes that were being made at the time (I mean, think South Park). Our thinking on what is ok has evolved, but it’s hard to hold somebody’s old tweets to a modern standard, and Blake’s twitter feed has evolved as well (it can still be crude, but not nearly as offensive).
For some context on what is going on, sadly something called “stan twitter” exists, basically it’s nutcase pop fans banding together to dig stuff up on celebs & make things go viral. This week they’ve gone after Demi, Justin, and now Blake on twitter. For Blake it was a Britney fan still pissed off about the joke at ACM’s a couple years ago, that dug up the tweets (he was bragging about it). It’s annoying and stupid, and when tabloids then write stories about it, it’s giving them exactly what they want.
August 14, 2016 @ 7:50 pm
“thinking has evolved”
This was four or five years ago, not seventy. I think there’s a point where we need to realize that the only thing that’s changed is how vocal a select group of idiots get when something is said somewhere in the public sphere that they could either perceive as objectionable or an opportunity for some publicity. Political correctness is just another way to lie.
August 14, 2016 @ 8:04 pm
That reminds of the “your fave is problematic” tumblr. They will dig up anything and everything un-pc about a person. Reminds me of “PC Principal” from South Park.
But Blake, ehh, I thought his whole brand was that he was kind of an ass anyway.
August 14, 2016 @ 7:08 pm
Beyond the other comments, I appreciate your research into this Trig (and other stories responding to the clickbait crap, like the FGL/police thing.) In a way, I think, “Who cares?” On the other hand, if you can be fair about this in regards to Blake, then it only helps your reputation as an honest reporter. If it’s big enough news to impact the country music world, I’d rather read about it here and know that what I’m reading is fair, regardless of what we think about the artist’s music.
And, come on, isn’t there’s enough to dislike about Blake Shelton (or FGL) to need to resort to half-truths or falsehoods?
August 14, 2016 @ 8:35 pm
If we don’t like an album or song from Blake Shelton, we’ll fight that fight in the right forum. No reason to make a mountain out of a molehill just because we may not like someone’s music.
August 15, 2016 @ 8:25 am
August 14, 2016 @ 7:10 pm
He genuinely seems like a complete cock, but we need to stop being such a pansy ass nation.
I can’t believe I’m somewhat defending Blake Shelton..
August 15, 2016 @ 9:17 am
Who gives a fuck. I agree with every one of those tweets and would probably say the same thing. Blake is hilarious. All you panzy boys need to man up and stop being so sensitive.
August 14, 2016 @ 7:35 pm
I’m not a fan but some of those tweets are funny! I’ve gained just a little respect for him now.
August 14, 2016 @ 7:40 pm
If he was a comedian and said these things from stage it’d be considered okay. I honestly think some are funny, but they’re all just kinda dumb.
August 14, 2016 @ 8:37 pm
It’s not like Blake Shelton is running for Congress or the Presidency. He’s a pop country performer and reality show judge.
August 14, 2016 @ 10:07 pm
Blake would probably make a better president than either of the two candidates we have to chose from.
August 16, 2016 @ 12:26 pm
LOL! And he has made better music in the past than either one, so he’s got that going for him too! He’s 2 for 2 so far.
August 14, 2016 @ 8:13 pm
I’ve been saying for years now that Twitter brings out the worst in (most) people. The format makes stream of consciousness posts too easy. I’ve actually been a little shocked at some of the nasty comments from people I know irl on there, especially back in 2011. So, he gets a pass for sounding no worse than your everyday dude bro. That’s nothing to aspire to though.
Six String Richie
August 14, 2016 @ 8:41 pm
I know there certainly is a point where people are being overly sensitive, but I do think if you’re a public figure you really shouldn’t be helping to spread stereotypes. I don’t think it’s the individual comment that is damaging, but the image that it eventually reinforces that is damaging.
For example, I am Colombian. I don’t necessarily have a problem with a smart, well-placed joke about Colombia and cocaine in the right setting, but the stereotype about Colombians being drug dealers has hurt me personally.
When I was in middle school, I moved to a small town in Kentucky where we were the only Latino family. This town happened to have a growing problem with cocaine and meth. A rumor spread around my school and town that my dad was a drug dealer from Colombia and we were the reason for the cocaine epidemic in my town. As a 13-year-old who was new in town this was really hard to deal with and even by the time I graduated there were people in my town that sincerely believed my dad was a drug dealer (he was an electrician).
I had to deal with really ignorant people threatening to report my dad to the cops and getting us deported (even though we were citizens). As a teenager who was new in town, it was tough to handle and at times I did fear that my family could be put in danger.
So, while I understand that there are times when we are “over-pc,” I think it also is important to remember that stereotypes do, at times, have actual negative consequences on people.
I just feel like, if it doesn’t need to be said, don’t say it. Most of Blake’s tweets fall in the category of “this doesn’t need to be said.”
Sorry for the super long comment and I respect the opinions of those who disagree with me.
August 14, 2016 @ 9:26 pm
Good point. In this instance, Blake Shelton is representing country music whether we like it or not. Folks who only know country from the outside looking in hear one of its big stars put out a bunch of racist and homophobic tweets, and that blanket gets put over all of country music. Most folks who frequent celebrity websites are not going to read deeper into a story. Many are not going to read past the headline.
August 15, 2016 @ 8:09 am
Wow dude, you really are Colombian??
Nice to have a paisano here!!!
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 9:26 am
Yeah man, my dad’s from Cartagena and my mom’s from Medellin. I always figured I was the only Colombian country fan. When not listening to country I sometimes enjoy vallenato or cumbia.
August 15, 2016 @ 11:01 am
Nice! Originally from Bogota. I got introduced to country thanks to the soundtrack of the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line” since then I never looked back
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 11:47 am
My mom liked ’90s country songs because they sort of reminded her of regional Mexican artists like Joan Sebastion or Marco Antonio Solis. In Kentucky there was no Spanish radio station but like 5 country stations so that’s what we started listening to.
A song like “Gracias Por Tanto Amor” by Joan Sebastion is basically a country song in Spanish. So we figured we’d listen to country and I’ve since always had a sweet tooth for ’90s country.
August 15, 2016 @ 1:57 pm
As a transgender woman, I feel a wide streak of empathy for you.
In certain respects, I can roll along with certain jokes pertaining to the GLBTQI community when carried out in good faith. But especially given the current social climate………………….when the tone and/or intention behind them perpetuates myths and stereotypes concerning transgenders and so forth, I have no choice but to call them out and dissect why they are inappropriate.
I take immense pride in being a transgender woman who loves country music because I equally as much resent negative stereotypes perpetuated on not just country music fans, but most rural communities and culture as a whole. I grew up part of my early life in southeastern Missouri with extended family before ultimately relocating to Portland, Oregon because I concluded it was a more favorable location for folks like myself………………..but I still have a fondest regard for my time growing up there and it sinews my determination to reject negative stereotypes in each context.
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 4:11 pm
Yes, Nadia, I believe we probably had some similar experiences growing up. It certainly can be difficult growing up in a small town when you are “the different one.”
But just as you, I have grown to appreciate my time in rural Kentucky in the years since I left, though I certainly did resent the town at times in my teenage years. I’ve found that the people I remember the most were not the ones that held prejudices, but the ones who were brave enough to embrace my family in the faces of those who didn’t.
I remember fondly the older woman who lived next door who would try to learn my mom’s recipes and would proudly tell her friends and family about the nice Colombian family next door. I remember the kids at school that invited me into their social circles, which did require some level of bravery on their part given some of the rumors about my family.
Though there were ups and downs to living in rural Kentucky, it certainly did shape who I am now. It drove me to be sure to include people who seem like they may not quite fit in and also to focus on what all people have in common, not what is different. These attributes helped me as I attended college and entered the workforce and still shape my behavior today.
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 4:28 pm
I should mention for anybody that was wondering how my story ended, most people at school and in town gave up on the rumor that my family sold drugs within about two years or so of us arriving. Anybody that actually took the time to get to know us realized that there was no way we were criminals.
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
The 25 likes on my original comment made me think some people must have been captivated by my story haha.
August 15, 2016 @ 5:23 pm
I’ve been going the other way. Been listening to Gerardo Ortiz and other new regional mexican music. Fuego Cruzado has some crazy good licks in it.
August 16, 2016 @ 8:05 am
What part of SE Missouri? That’s my home, and the only place I’ve ever lived! God’s Country if you ask me!
August 14, 2016 @ 8:50 pm
Nothing Blake tweeted comes close to the vile garbage put out by rappers. This is just the liberal left making mischief, think Debra Messing!
August 16, 2016 @ 12:16 pm
Rap, like country music, is not a monolithic art.
August 14, 2016 @ 8:50 pm
Blake Shelton has a serious problem with not being able to keep his mouth shut. While I find this stuff funny (I don’t really find much offensive, as im not “politically correct”), it did not need to be posted online. There are tons of people who are racist, sexist, etc, but they don’t post it online they keep it to themselves. Stereotyping and profiling exists for a reason, but liberals are too stupid to understand that. I usually don’t care for what Blake says, but I’m defending him on this one. He seems to me as if he has a dark sense of humor and says these “offensive” things because that is his type of humor. I’m the same way, i say shit many people would be offended by, but it’s just my sense of humor.
August 14, 2016 @ 10:03 pm
What a bunch of garbage!!! People have nothing better to do with their lives? Leave the man alone!!!
These are lies that have been fabricated & wonder where that kind of vengeance comes from ?? Big surprise!!!
August 15, 2016 @ 4:13 am
I couldn’t give two cents for Blake Shelton, but this political correctness thing has to stop. No, not people watching what they say, but this self victimization by people who just want to say stupid stuff with no consequences. Those who claim to be victims of political correctness are usually the same ones who talk about “decency” and “values.” They claim there is a “war on Christmas” because people don’t use the words they want them to use. They think their religion is being attacked because someone else’s is being considered. They get upset if people say they are racist, dumb, redneck, backwoods, inbred, or some other label that accurately describes many of them, but cry “PC” if someone criticizes them for labeling or stereotyping others. They yell “1st Amendment!,” even though they obviously have no idea what that even means. I live near West Virginia, where in one breath they whine about negative stereotypes about West Virginia, and in the next they talk about the ‘blacks,’ or the ‘gays’ or the ‘muslims,’ or like some on here, the ‘liberals.’ And yes, they attacked (and are still attacking) the Dixie Chicks for words they didn’t like. They only claim political correctness when someone calls them out for THEIR words and THEIR opinions, others have to “watch what they say.” Show me someone who “always says what they think” and I’ll show you an a$$hole who doesn’t actually think about a whole lot.
August 15, 2016 @ 4:32 pm
You also have to wonder at times if all the shouting the Right does about the Left’s so-called “political correctness” isn’t at least in part based on the knowledge that White people, like myself, will not be the absolute 50%+1 majority of the population here in America in perhaps as little as ten years (in some states, like here in California, that has indeed happened). Maybe two or three generations ago, White people could get away with using the ‘N’ word, or the ‘K’ word, or some other derogatory term against people who didn’t look, think, or act like us in the public square, because there weren’t so many of “them” around. But that old world is dead and buried, and White people are going to have to adjust to the reality of the here and now, or they’re going to fade away and die. I’m already quite comfortable with the first one.
As for Blake Shelton’s “rants”–whether you consider them homophobic or sexist or whatever else, the bigger damage he did by making those rants in the first place was to revive in too many people’s minds the hoary old stereotype of country musicians and their fans being a bunch of intolerant, inbred rednecks. I don’t know about HIM, but I’d personally like to think the country music fan base has evolved beyond that, even if people like Blake Shelton haven’t.
August 15, 2016 @ 4:27 am
They didn’t take half a decade to surface; there was a similar controversy over them in 2011: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/05/blake-sheltons-homophobic-tweet_n_858042.html
August 15, 2016 @ 8:39 am
August 15, 2016 @ 4:45 am
He has a right to his opinion. If anyone thinks even remotely that every single person in this world has no biases they truly just fell off the turnip truck. . Black, white, Hispanic, Muslim etc ad nauseam. Why single out one race when a comment is made that someone might be offended by. The white race seems to be the only ones targeted for their remarks. My God, Grow Up.
August 16, 2016 @ 12:14 pm
It’s about white-male-hetero privilege, and the attendant dynamics and differentials of power. You’re living in a bubble if you think whites are disproportionately targeted.
August 17, 2016 @ 5:20 am
Give me some examples of other races being ostracized for racist remarks. Line those up with the accusations against the causation race. I have had some frank conversations with blacks and Hispanics. More than a few have told me that they too were prejudiced against other races. I live in the real world
August 15, 2016 @ 4:48 am
I would have some respect for Blake if he would own up to these. They are not that bad and it would be great if one of the biggest faces of country music had some balls.
August 15, 2016 @ 5:09 am
Looks like he was just being funny. It isn’t anything your favorite comedians haven’t said.
August 15, 2016 @ 5:53 am
I’m glad I grew up during a time when Don Rickles was appreciated. Although, when he passes from this world, I bet they dig him up and put him on trial.
August 15, 2016 @ 7:47 am
Every time someone takes offence at this nonsense writing silly PC click bait articles, it emboldens idiots like Trump and the rest of the “PC gawn mad” crowd, AND it trivialises the legitimate examples of sexism, racism and homophobia that people still suffer.
Blake Shelton is clearly a complete arse, and an unfunny one at that, but he does have a right to be a complete arse just like you and I have the right to call him a complete arse when he acts like one.
August 15, 2016 @ 7:52 am
The guy has released maybe two memorable songs in his whole career… I’d posit the whole reason he’s on The Voice in the first place was his Twitter persona, which was getting him more press than his music anyway. I don’t think he’s sexist or racist… I think he’s obnoxious and narcissistic. In other words… he’s the epitome of modern country music.
August 15, 2016 @ 7:53 am
Blake Shelton is definitely a d-bag. I’m not really sure what constitutes a “racist” tweet. The comments toward women are boorish, but other than that, really much ado about nothing. I was listening to some Lewis Grizzard last week. Its even funnier now than it was in 1990, because I can just see the SJWs seething and running for their safe spaces.
August 15, 2016 @ 8:24 am
Country music’s Donald Trump. Cocky, big mouthed, blowhard that loves to insult people but gets his ass up when anyone insults him. If he hadn’t posted those tweets, then why the twitter purge? While not the most offensive thing I’ve read from a celebrity, the tweets are just ignorant and immature, but that’s not surprising considering the source. “Ha Ha gay people like Skittles. You know, cause the rainbows. Ha ha”. Idiot.
August 15, 2016 @ 8:56 am
File this under shit I don’t care about
August 15, 2016 @ 9:22 am
He’s a moron. I followed him when I first signed up for twitter in 2009 and remember him constantly calling men “sissies” and worse for wearing Converse Chuck Taylors.
Six String Richie
August 15, 2016 @ 11:51 am
I remember thinking that I’ve never known anybody who uses the word sissy as much as he does. Which is strange coming from a guy who sings songs like “Honey Bee” and “Over.”
August 15, 2016 @ 9:27 am
Wow. Blake Shelton can’t spell or punctuate properly. Color me shocked.
August 15, 2016 @ 10:47 am
Does rodney Carrington offend you or make you people laugh.. Think about it…or ron white for that matter..same thing…
August 15, 2016 @ 12:03 pm
Twitter is such a cesspool. Nothing good comes out of the trash service. The sooner Twitter goes the way of MySpace, the better for society.
August 15, 2016 @ 12:55 pm
I have to respectfully disagree with this, at least from the perspective of a journalist. Twitter is my primary source for finding information, and is the last social network to allow their timeline to transpire in real time, which I believe is very important. For me and many journalists, Twitter is invaluable. Of course, my perspective is much different from the average music fan or internet user. I can totally understand this anti-Twitter perspective, especially if you don’t use it and only hear about it through stories like this. But I do think that Twitter is important. But just like any social network, it depends on how you use it, and the content of its users.
August 18, 2016 @ 8:13 am
True, I can see the journalist perspective on Twitter, but I also think it cuts both ways since you have some journalists who are in such a hurry to post whatever information they get to Twitter, that the info isn’t properly vetted. I think what will likely be downfall of Twitter is how inept their management has been regarding the racist, hate-filled rhetoric that is found in certain sections of that network. The other social media sites have that same problem, but have at least been smart enough to try and address it somewhat. Twitter has just let is fester and boil.
August 15, 2016 @ 12:20 pm
WTF cares?! So, he released a bunch of stupid tweets, FIVE YEARS AGO!!! So what? People are getting their panties in a bunch, now? Give me a break! It’s a fact most country fans and yes, many performers, are anti-gay, anti-Islam, anti-something…big deal! We all have our demons, our vices, and our skeletons! I almost spit water all over my screen when I read them! Hilarious! This is coming from one of the most conservative people you could ever meet!
August 16, 2016 @ 8:13 am
I see what you did there
August 15, 2016 @ 5:13 pm
Blake Shelton is gay?
August 15, 2016 @ 5:49 pm
Cant blow this one out of proportion.. Not a huge fan of Blake but it’s so silly that people drum up things from years ago that he obviously said in jest. Agree with him or not but we must respect his right to express how he feels about homosexuality, Islam, etc.
August 15, 2016 @ 6:59 pm
There seems to be a correlation with how conservative a country artist is and how much they suck.
August 15, 2016 @ 8:50 pm
I don’t think the tweets themselves are that offensive. I wouldn’t say tose things, I am much more open minded and less judgy about people’s choices I guess. But hey, it’s a free country, speak your mind if you want. What I do find offensive is that rather than own up to them he is trying to bury them by deleting them. I hate his music, what little I have heard, but this makes me also dislike him as a person. If you think it’s ok to say it, then don’t run from it when you are called out on it.
August 16, 2016 @ 8:45 am
Unfortunately, he’s not the one in charge of the situation, and he has to do what his label execs tell him to.
August 15, 2016 @ 10:56 pm
Major douchebag. Hopefully his extended 15 minutes are coming to a close. Soon.
August 16, 2016 @ 2:00 am
I’m still more offended by the “old farts” comments from a few years ago.
August 16, 2016 @ 2:11 am
… and the liberal hate is ironic given that the artists most celebrated on this website most likely have a liberal outlook. Progressive artists = progressive thinkers.
August 16, 2016 @ 5:09 am
This website takes snapshots of webpages periodically. Did you know when Blake Shelton had only 73 followers once!!!!
All those rude eyebrow raising jokes/or failed attempts at jokes is one of the main reasons he has almost 18.000.000 followers today.
What is said is as important as how it is said. Without Blake’s charming sarcastic delivery of those jokes and assuming malice when there is none you might throw a hissy fit. That’s what perezhilton started an internet hissy fit. See what I did there I made a homophobic joke. Boooo… Grow some balls perezhilton see I am extremely homophobic.
Also those “racist” jokes were the least bad thing happened to Muslims since America stated to liberate them from their lives. 1-2 million Muslims slaughtered tens of millions lost EVERYTHING after CIA agents or TROOPS entered them.
Almost all Muslim countries ruined and burned to ground overthrown by CIA agents even though they were friends to America (Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia,…) not just IRAQ, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan,Libya etc.
When an American war pilot bombed a school and killed hundreds of children just last month (by “accident” for the 99th time), non-racist internet is DEAF and BLIND to that but look Blake Shelton is our scapegoat lets act like we give a damn about them and we are not anti-arab racist, Islamophobics..
Anyways, you too will probably become DEAF and BLIND to the TRUTH and wont approve this submit.
In short NO I am not OK with Hippocrates AND these old tweets were never a big deal.
August 26, 2016 @ 7:37 pm
Someone get a net, this guy needs to go to the loony bin
The Ghost of Buckshot Jones
August 16, 2016 @ 7:05 am
The general rule stands: Never tweet.
That said, these sound like drunk tweets, and it’s known that Blake has/had a bit of an issue with the sauce, so frankly, it certainly seems like it could be legit. I’m sure we’ll have to feign some sort of outrage and pretend to care over the next 3 weeks as it blows up all over everyone’s FB page.
August 16, 2016 @ 8:44 am
The first tweet is wrong, it’s got the wrong date on it should be 8/14/16 everybody should go get a life it’s just bs. People the nothing to do talk about somebody , get a life
August 16, 2016 @ 6:20 pm
Im on team Blake on this one,and I never thought I’d say those words. I’m sure he wrote those,because you used to see types of tweets like this from his twitter all the time. This was when he was making half-way decent music,before Hollywood,and before most of his fan base were 14 yr old girls calling him ” Dad” all the time…I’m suprised they didn’t catch all of his “fat girl” tweets,as he used to talk that shit all the time. And,it was hilarious.
As Clint Eastwood recently said,we’re living in a country full of pussies now,who get their wittle feelings hurt over anything. SAFE PLACE,SAFE PLACE!
August 17, 2016 @ 5:56 pm
This, by the way, would include those of us White folks who feel like that our sense of entitlement is being taken away from us by “The Others”, and we’re also getting “our wittle feelings hurt over everything.” Eastwood, unfortunately, is living in a past that is so dead and gone, and it seems like HE is having his wittle feelings hurt too over living in that hard reality that White people don’t run the show everywhere anymore.
August 17, 2016 @ 2:39 pm
This is being seen as a liberal vs country thing. I’m as liberal as you get, but these old tweets are just stupid. I think some of them are somewhat funny, some not. I think you need to go back to the time and put them in context. Why would anybody go back five or more years and go through his tweets to find these? It wasn’t his fans. Who would want to make him look bad?
Julia Will See
August 17, 2016 @ 2:43 pm
Why is his current picture of Gwen on emails that occurred several years ago?
August 17, 2016 @ 2:52 pm
Even tweets that are archived will show up with the user’s current avatar on Twitter.
August 17, 2016 @ 4:22 pm
Blake thinks he is untouchable! When he is criticized, he usually sucks his crazy soccer Mom fans after them. He is representing country music & fits the perfect stereotype that country artists/fans have to still fight. The bigger story is the NBC PR strong arming various sites/ tv shows to not cover it or they would cut access to The Voice. Blake has the high powered PR/NBC group behind him for years now so he can continue to act a fool & get away w/ it. He likes to stir the pot & have his “character” be aw shucks non PC guy. He has hundreds of tacky rude tweets & the fact that it took 5 more years to be pulled off his Twitter even after a GLAAD dust up says a lot. Big Ego, jerk & his music sucks!
August 23, 2016 @ 4:21 am
If in the USA, people can say what they want. Blake Shelton is no exception.
So what? Move on. I am sure everyone has said a thing or two that was not exactly appropriate at the moment in time.They weren’t drug thru the tabloids!
Like him or not, your choice.
August 26, 2016 @ 7:47 pm
It’s not about what Shelton said or not – sure he’s probably your typical mindless redneck, but he can say whatever he wants. The problem is that if he was s politician he’d be crucified and if he was a teacher or in many other professions he’d be fired. Only because The Voice is a big TV show with lots of money at stake does he get a pass on what is considered inappropriate behavior. I really don’t care if the Voice fires him or not (I didn’t watch the show) nor do I really care what he said – Trump has said worse and hes’ running for president. The point is, that other people would get in trouble for what he will get away with. If you’re a celebrity you can play by different rules,
June 3, 2019 @ 4:20 pm
I know blake don’t have time to see all coments but none the less just in case im marcell McDaniel from Durant blake is the only person I would like to meet he is a great human being I stand for all he gives thes sons a bitches that don’t speek English when around us americans can kiss my ass nuff said on that matter keep on keeping on you will never get it wrong skin love ya marcell