Earlier today, we were less-than-impressed with Blake Shelton's seemingly homophobic tweet, but once he spoke up about it, we weren't AS disgusted because it became clear that his intention wasn't to write something anti-gay…even thought it came off that way.
As a reminder, here's the tweet he wrote, in which he replaced words from Shania Twain's Any Man of Mine:
"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…"
Ugh. Still not a nice message AT ALL.
Now, Blake continues to get backlash from his inappropriate tweet. Here's what GLAAD wrote about it in a blog post today:
"This is one of the judges on what's so far been one of the most gay-friendly reality shows on television. For him to make a joke to his 300-thousand-plus followers about leaving a gay man 'beaten, bleeding and heaving' is completely unacceptable."
"Blake Shelton needs to recognize that violence against the LGBT community is not a laughing matter, and he needs to apologize to his fans, and to fans of The Voice, for his comments."
And here's what Blake said in response via Twitter:
"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!!!"
It's def a good thing that he's taken the time to address this issue and apologize, but he should have realized how people would react from a tweet like that.
As we said before, it doesn't seem like he's ACTUALLY homophobic, but we'll def keep an eye open.
Now'd be a good time to be on your best behavior, Blake! People are watching.
Do U think Blake Shelton is homophobic? Or was his tweet just a misguided attempt at humor?
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