Blake Shelton Issues Apology After Racist and Homophobic Tweets Go Viral
Blake Shelton has released a public apology after the country singer came under fire for racist, homophobic and misogynist tweets that he posted a couple of years ago. Although the "Go Ahead and Break My Heart" singer admitted that the posts were inappropriate, he noted that they were not meant to be hateful.
A few days ago, a series of tweets made by Sheldon were uncovered by Twitter users. According to Huffington Post, these tweets have already been deleted but users The Music Tea and Rhea the Scammer were able to share snapshots of them.
Many of the tweets, which were posted in 2010 and 2011, were about the gay and lesbian community while others were labeled by users as racist and misogynistic.
— THE MUSIC TEA (@MusicFactsTea) August 13, 2016
#Throwback to some of @BlakeShelton 's homophobic tweets poking fun at and insulting gay men. pic.twitter.com/pOPKFscqnH — THE MUSIC TEA (@MusicFactsTea) August 13, 2016
— rhea the scammer (@rhea_xcx) August 13, 2016
"Nothing says 'Happy 4th of July' like [an] airport shuttle driver that can't speak a f*cking word of English," one of the posts read. "To the terminal Omar!!!!"
"Wish the d*ckhead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he's planning to bomb," Shelton tweeted.
In another post, Shelton called a man gay after the singer saw him ordering a skinny caramel latte at a coffee shop in Los Angeles.
Shortly after the uncovered tweets were posted, they went viral and caused some of Shelton's fans to bash their singer on his Twitter account using the hashtag #BlakeSheltonIsOverParty. This prompted the artist to release a public apology on Wednesday.
"I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form," he said in a statement. "Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended," Shelton added.
pic.twitter.com/RSoWqSlBlV — Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 17, 2016