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!!!
What do you think? Does Blake owe an apology?