‘The Voice’ host Blake Shelton in trouble over “anti-gay” slur!

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Blake Shelton, country singer and judge on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ is in hot water after apparently making “anti-gay” tweets.

He tweeted new lyrics to a Shania Twain song, writing “Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…”

GLAAD wants an apology for what they consider a violent, anti-gay tweet.

Shania’s original lyrics are: “Any man of mine better walk the line – Better show me a teasin’ squeezin’ pleasin’ kinda time.”

Shelton’s Tweet: “Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song… Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…”

GLAAD says that for a judge on one of the most gay-friendly reality shows on television to make a joke to his 300-thousand-plus followers about leaving a gay man “beaten, bleeding and heaving” is completely unacceptable. The group adds, “One has to wonder how Shania feels about seeing her anthem about strong women and female empowerment turned into a violent threat.”

The group has already called the show’s producers asking them to demand that Shelton apologize for his remarks.

I don’t want to get myself into trouble here – so I’m going to tread lightly – but c’mon…. really? Sensitive much? I’m sure he was joking, being sarcastic.

UPDATE: Blake responded on his Twitter page:

Ba! Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets…. Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb asses…

Hey y’all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night…

It honestly wasn’t even meant that way… I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere

But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!

‘The Voice’ cohost Adam Levine weighed in: “@adamlevine:what did you go and say now?Don’t sweat it big country. I know you’re a good person. Well…yeah you’re a good person.”

What do you think? Does Blake owe an apology?

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 10:10am
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May 5th, 2011 at 10:19 am

Hey if you are homophobic, keep it to yourself. You are only showing how ignorant you are by tweeting/writing/saying such stupid comments. I personally believe that any homophob that publically announces their dislike for gays are the people that should be getting the asses kicked. Not the gays, for just trying to be who they are. They are not hurting you by being gay, so just STFU!!! Now, the whole world knows how ignorant this guys is. I hope he is proud of himself?

May 5th, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oh please, no apology needed! People are so dam sensitive, get over it! Pull the race card next…

May 5th, 2011 at 10:31 am

I think people are TOO GAWD DAMN sensititve these days. Not everyone believes being gay is okay. Just like I don’t really think it’s okay to be Al quida or other things people believe in or ARE.

So, we should take Ice-T seriously when he wants to “187 on a mutha effin cop??” It’s song lyrics, WTF – are we censoring music now?

What about calling women bitches and hos?? Man – there’d be NO rap music…

Stepping off the soap box…

May 5th, 2011 at 10:32 am

im so tired of hearing about gays…

May 5th, 2011 at 11:34 am

I think GLAAD needs to calm down, there was nothing anti-gay about his comment.

July 15th, 2011 at 9:12 am

what a total crock of shit…………Gay people are so damn sensitive. the man just told the truth, if a gay man touches his ass he will beat them down.. what straight man wouldn’t ?

October 20th, 2012 at 8:08 am

Those who use the word “card” apparently fall into the same hate categories as this tweet. Your opinions are fine. Like gay lifestyle or not is up to you but to not see how wrong changing song lyrics to fit an agenda making it ok to beat up a gay person and leave them bleeding is extremely sad. So much for love thy neighbor.

April 3rd, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Blake Shelton is sexy.

July 9th, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Not only is there nothing anti-gay about this comment, but people need to stop waiting for any possible chance to call someone “antigay” and accuse them of hate. If you want gays to be treated equally, stop holding them to a much more protected standard. Why can we bash anyone else in the world but the second it even sounds like it doesn’t agree with gay lifestyle it owes an apology?

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