Blake Shelton apologizes for offensive tweets
'Can my humor be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never,' the singer tweeted
Blake Shelton has issued an apology after offensive tweets from his past resurfaced on Wednesday, igniting an uproar online.
“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for everyone to see,” he wrote on Twitter. “That said anyone who knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anyone who may have been offended.”
His statement comes after Twitter account @MusicFactsTea shared some of the country singer’s tweets from between 2009 and 2011. The comments have not been confirmed as authentic.
“Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me,” he reportedly tweeted. “He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!!!”
Read another: “Wish the 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.”
After the alleged tweets went viral, several social media users began slamming Shelton with the hashtag #BlakeSheltonIsOverParty. “Obviously you’re not a role model,” one user wrote, while another added, “How did these not cause an outrage earlier?”
View Blake’s statement, as well as the tweets that circulated online, below.