Blake Shelton was forced to do some damage control today after some of his past Tweets—many considered to be homophobic and racist—were unearthed over the last few days.
Here are a few of the Tweets in question:
2008: “Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their foreheads ‘Cucumbers turn me on!!!'”
2011: “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!!!”
2011: “Wish the d**khead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb.”
Today (Aug. 17), Blake released an apology on Twitter: “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.”
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 17, 2016