Country singer Blake Shelton may be bigger than ever thanks to his role on NBC’s hit show The Voice, but his big mouth on Twitter is getting him into trouble. Last night he tweeted, “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…” which was interpreted as homophobic by many followers, leading GLAAD to demand an apology. Though he says he meant for the lyric to still be heard from Shania’s POV—a woman threatening a man, not Blake threatening a man—Shelton doesn’t seem willing to leave the matter at that. Here’s a few lines he’s dropped since:
- Ba! 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…
- 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!!!
While his frustration is understandable if he’s being honest about his intent, he could have just admitted how easy it would be misinterpret the tweet, instead of lashing out at “dumbasses” and “people waiting to jump at everything.” But considering he admitted “I’m so drunk right now I just open hand slapped a ziplock bag of urine. Damn it!!! I was saving that..” right before his Weird Al moment, we shouldn’t be surprised Blake isn’t playing this smoothly.
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