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.