Blake Shelton Does Damage Control After Past Racist Tweets Resurface

So, there’s a bit of a scandal surrounding The Voice coach Blake Shelton. He’s being dragged through the mud on social media due to racist tweets from his past that surfaced online. But there’s one hitch: the tweets have yet to be confirmed as actually having come from Blake himself. Still, that hasn’t prevented Blake from doing damage control regardless.

In a public apology on social media, Blake addressed the tweets, which were unearthed by Twitter user @MusicFactsTea. apparently made between 2009 and 2011. Blake tweeted, “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 Does Damage Control After Past Racist Tweets Resurface

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So what did the alleged tweets actually say? Well, one is a racially derogatory remark about a neighbor Blake had, while another is a reference to a man whose sexuality Blake presumed due to the drink the man ordered at Starbucks. It’s weird stuff that doesn’t sound much like Blake, but then, people change over time. Still, these have yet to actually be confirmed as having come from Blake, although you’d wonder why he’d feel the need to apologize for them if they didn’t.

No word on what, if anything, NBC plans to do about Blake. I mean, significant portions of The Voice 11 have already been filmed, so it would be weird to change coaches midseason, if the backlash against Blake becomes severe enough to warrant his removal from The Voice. NBC is planning to air a special premiere preview of The Voice 11 after the Olympics Closing Ceremony on Sunday. But would they consider pulling that preview from the schedule to give this a little more time to blow over before the season premiere on September 19? Or will they just roll the dice and pray this doesn’t amount to much more? All in all, it looks like this might only be the beginning.

But what do you think about all this? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on The Voice, watch the very first promo for Season 11 and ponder what the hell will become of it if NBC takes action against Blake!

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