Some Tweets Were Homophobic
“Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their fore head ‘Cucumbers turn me on!!!’ …..” – 7/8/10
“Question for my gay followers…. Are skittles y’all’s favorite candy?” – 1/15/10
“Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me. He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!!!” – 3/11/11
“I think the bartender lastnight [sic] put some of that date rape drug in my drink…… OMG!! He was like soooo cute too!!!!” – 9/4/09
Casual rape joke, Blake? Sure, why not! But he didn’t stop there. See what other celebs he dragged into his bewildering and hateful tweets.
Some Tweets Were Both
“If you haven’t noticed Richard Simmons is gay, you haven’t noticed Katy Perrys boobs..” 10/31/09
“Haven’t heard from your gay followers you better check up on them cant lose your gay fans […] I love my gays!!! Wait.. What?” – 10/10/09
“I’m not gay but I think ellen is hot!… Wait a minute.. What?!” – 6/17/09
“How can I be attracted to lesbians?… I’m not gay….” – 12/1/09
What was even going through his mind when he wrote these confusing and senseless garbage?
Skeletons in the Closet
When somebody becomes famous, they have to dedicate both time and money to maintaining the image of themselves that they choose to project to the public; whether or not they put in genuine effort is up to them.
Of course, this has gotten much harder since the inception of the internet, especially when people post every thought on Twitter or share every moment via a video on Facebook. Both celebrities and average people alike have found themselves in some difficult and even dangerous situations for opening up too much of their private lives to a world wide web of strangers, specifically when they share their private and often hateful thoughts with the world.
Unfortunately for nice guy Blake Shelton, people did some digging and found the slew of disturbingly unfunny racist, sexist, and homophobic tweets ranging from 2009 to 2011 you just read through. Come to think of it, it’s not unfortunate for Blake Shelton at all. In fact, any criticism he now receives he deserves, first of all for even writing those tweets in the first place, and secondly for not thinking to delete them even though he was already fairly famous at that point. Shame on him for thinking it was okay to believe in or say those things, and shame on the preexisting culture so often associated with country music that permits people like Shelton to make these stereotypical and hurtful comments and get away with it.
But worst of all, shame on Blake for not even apologizing. Here’s what he had to say: