Blake Shelton Might Not Be Hateful, but It Definitely Seems He's Ignorant as Hell

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For the first time in a while, Blake Shelton's been in the news for something other than dating Gwen Stefani or for his judging duties on The Voice. And we can assure you that it's nothing good. After a string of offensive tweets have surfaced, the country singer is facing scrutiny for his inability to use his social media platform responsibly. 

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While we cannot 100 percent verify the tweets (as there is no trace of these wildly offensive remarks on his feed), Shelton did admit he said something wrong -- and went on to offer an apology. He told his followers, "Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it's always been out there for anyone to see."

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Then he added (of the presumably deleted tweets), "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."

While we aren't really sure which tasteless words exactly he is apologizing for, let me start by saying that anytime you start an apology with an excuse, it becomes null and void -- it becomes bullsh*t. With that in mind, I don't believe that Shelton is a hateful person by any means, but I do believe that he's willfully ignorant and entitled.

He knows what he's doing when he posts these things, yet he does it anyhow. This is likely because he knows that at the end of the day, there won't be any real consequences for his actions. But, every action has a reaction ... eventually. 

So sure, we're all human, and sure, we all make mistakes, but according to the screenshots floating around the Internet, Shelton has been using Twitter to make offensive statements and push ridiculous stereotypes for a while.

Some of the tweets in question that have resurfaced were quite homophobic, while the others were plain old misogynistic. And, I'll be the first to admit that these are topics that actual comedians joke about all the time -- but even they realize that things can quickly be misconstrued when said on social media. That's just part of using various platforms responsibly. 

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No, I don't think he himself is hatefully homophobic or woman-hating, but that doesn't change the fact that his tweets certainly are -- or, at the very least, stereotypical. So, after your numerous failed attempts at comedy, I think it's best that you, Blake, stick with what you know -- music. Like it's literally time for you to drop this comical mic you dream of and leave it to the big boys. 

 

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