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Country Singer Blake Shelton Half-Apologizes For All Those Homophobic Tweets

by matt baume August 18, 2016


Contrary to what the name might suggest, Blake Shelton is not a character in a Danielle Steel novel. He is in fact a country music singer, hailing from the part of the country that makes you go, “oh, I know a few people who grew up there before they moved out.”

He is also a hilarious comedian who engages in observational humor about those who really deserve to be taken down a peg: women, gays, and foreigners. Ho ho, at last, it’s about time someone told a joke about them!

blakeshelton“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!!!” Blake tweeted at one point. He also said that gays must love Skittles, because rainbows or something? And then he had another joke about how his bartender slipped him a date rape drug and now he thinks he’s cute. That’s so funny.

Here’s a fun thought experiment: what if, Blake Shelton, you did not tweet something about gays until you found a few and asked them if there was anything offensive about what you were saying? Or how about nothing about date rape until you found a few women and asked them if they like when men say funny things on the topic?

At any rate, now he’s issued an apology, or at least what he thinks is an apology. Or maybe it’s just another joke?

“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career,” he begins. This is not entirely true: not everyone knows that. Many of us do not even know what a Blake Shelton is, and assumed it was the name of a champion racing pony.

“Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never,” he goes on. Yeah okay fine. Nobody said you were hateful, just annoying. Maybe try apologizing for that.

Below, a sampling of Blake’s comedy stylings:

And here’s the apology:

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