Blake Shelton Apologizes For “Inappropriate” Tweets
Blake Shelton is apologizing for racist and homophobic tweets. The Twitter messages were sent years ago, but recently resurfaced.
In a statement posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday, Shelton says, “Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.”
The questionable tweets were originally posted back in 2010 and 2011, but were dug up last weekend. Shelton was roundly criticized for the remarks, which included jokes about gay people and people who speak foreign languages. His apology was issued hours after the controversy was the subject of a new In Touch cover story.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Shelton and In Touch are currently embroiled in a lawsuit over a cover last year that falsely claimed the country superstar was in rehab. As the legal battle has unfolded, the tabloid’s parent company has repeatedly pointed to tweets Shelton has sent about drinking. The singer has countered that the tweets are just a persona he’s cultivated.