A series of tweets from Blake Shelton’s past have come back to haunt him this week. Shared by the Twitter account @MusicFactsTea, the tweets in question paint a very different picture than what we typically see of the fun-loving, down-home country crooner that makes you cringe weekly on “The Voice.”
It would be easy to call Shelton’s tweets homophobic, misogynist and downright offensive (is anyone surprised?), but what troubles us most is that he actually thinks he’s funny.
In the wise words of his girlfriend Gwen Stefani, this shit is truly B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
“Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their fore head ‘Cucumbers turn me on!!!’” Shelton allegedly tweeted in June 2010.
A year later he also shared this gem with the world about a man who DARED order a skinny caramel latte in Shelton’s hetero presence.
“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!!!”
If the tweets are authentic, Shelton didn’t reserve his hilarious commentary just for suspected gay people. No, he also felt the needed to label women as “bitches” and liken them to zoo animals. In one tweet, a quote was shared that likens “picking up bitches in a bar” to “hunting deer in a zoo.”
Did you think we were done? Because Shelton wasn’t when he discovered that his shuttle bus driver “can’t speak a FUCKING word of English” in 2010 or when he wished that he could understand the “dickhead in the next room” was saying so he could know what he’s “planning to bomb.”
On Wednesday, Shelton released a Twitter statement about his past tweets, apologizing for his brand of “comedy.”
Is anyone laughing?
The Huffington Post has reached out to Shelton’s representatives and will update the post accordingly.