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Blake Shelton's Homophobic Tweet: I'll Beat Any Man Who Tries to Touch My Ass

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The Voice judge Blake Shelton, who is being called the show's break-out star by EW, unleashed a homophobic tweet last night:

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...

This comes after his distasteful Brokeback Mountain joke about Jake Gyllenhaal at the CMA Awards in April.

UPDATE: Shelton responds to the outcry over his tweet.

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UPDATE II: GLAAD has called for an apology.

UPDATE III: Shelton responds again.

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And finally:

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So, I think Shelton probably will think a bit before he tweets from now on.

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  1. That just seems like a challenge.

    Posted by: Dennis | May 5, 2011 8:39:40 AM


  2. Who?

    Posted by: ichabod | May 5, 2011 8:41:32 AM


  3. I the next time he touches a woman's ass he gets a black eye.

    Posted by: qjersey | May 5, 2011 8:44:24 AM


  4. The fact he's even thinking about men touching his ass says pretty everything needed about this guy.

    Posted by: Francis | May 5, 2011 8:45:32 AM


  5. Fancy that a homophobic country star...

    Plus am I the only one who thinks The Voice isn't all that good?

    Posted by: Remote Patrolled | May 5, 2011 8:46:11 AM


  6. At this point it seems like he is just playing up the image to keep his redneck fan base interested. It's pathetic.

    Posted by: Jon Lee Hart | May 5, 2011 8:53:19 AM


  7. Why won't it surprise me when he comes out in five years with an apology for his once homophobic behavior. Isn't the evidence mounting that externalized homophobia is related to ones internal struggle over sexual self-acceptance.

    It's ok Blake to come out! The people who truly love you will continue to love. It gets better; once you start loving yourself.

    Posted by: Andrew Cicchetti | May 5, 2011 8:54:28 AM


  8. Holy crap Remote Patrolled, you already tried to plug your website and how you thought The Voice was going to fail at a million other TV websites before it premiered. And then I come on Towleroad, away from all that, and YOU'RE STILL HERE! AHH!

    And Blake will have to get over it. He has a gay guy on his team who's pretty good.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 5, 2011 8:56:01 AM


  9. Complain to NBC....

    http://www.nbc.com/contact/general/?__status=1

    Posted by: Chris | May 5, 2011 9:06:12 AM


  10. Actually Tyler writing a follow up piece at the moment on just that topic!

    And I stand by my opinion that The Voice isn't all that great! But well done to NBC for pulling off a huge hit...

    Posted by: Remote Patrolled | May 5, 2011 9:16:26 AM


  11. Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

    Posted by: RON DENVER | May 5, 2011 9:24:46 AM


  12. Overcompensate much?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | May 5, 2011 9:27:33 AM


  13. Does he realize he picked a gay guy to be on his team?

    Posted by: JNJ | May 5, 2011 9:33:40 AM


  14. If I wanted to grab cold blubber, I could just go to the supermarket and molest a pork roast, not this repulsive fuckhead.

    Posted by: John | May 5, 2011 9:35:56 AM


  15. Yup.....Big ole "Mo".

    Posted by: Casper | May 5, 2011 9:36:15 AM


  16. Nothing but a desperate plea for a man to touch his behind

    Posted by: Larry | May 5, 2011 9:37:24 AM


  17. Don't you think this might be a result of him selecting the gay Mormon kid--as though he's guilty by association?

    Posted by: Peter | May 5, 2011 9:38:25 AM


  18. Blake...maybe you need to come out. like was posted above...externalized homophopia is a hint at the turmoil that lies beneath. A man who's confident in his sexuality doesn't have a problem with others who are different. :)

    Posted by: Stephen | May 5, 2011 9:46:12 AM


  19. so he likes his man on man play to be rough. and maybe, just maybe he's into fisting? just sayin'

    Posted by: Dan | May 5, 2011 9:50:34 AM


  20. This was his way of overcompensating after he sang this song in drag in his bedroom and then drank himself into a stupor on Mike's Hard Mango Punch.

    Maybe Ty Herndon and Randy Travis can do a tour with him.

    Posted by: Rich | May 5, 2011 9:51:37 AM


  21. Redneck trash, & a third-rate singer- still it might be fun to play with those ruby-red lips of his & put them to good use. 'Promise not to touch your ass Blake.

    Posted by: For sure | May 5, 2011 9:54:18 AM


  22. hm. yet another homophobe who drinks too much.

    and you know what they say: the louder they scream the louder they scream.

    Posted by: Danny | May 5, 2011 9:57:34 AM


  23. Boring!

    Posted by: Rowan | May 5, 2011 9:59:14 AM


  24. Isn't the tired meme about straight guys who say anything homophobic being cover for them being gay getting a little old? Especially when 95% of the time it isn't true. It'd be nice to think that it was, but jokingly shrugging it off as "oh he's just in the closet" isn't really productive and vaguely excuses his behavior. He's engaged to Miranda Lambert. Yes, I know that doesn't mean he's straight. But the evidence certainly points heavily in that direction.

    It's okay to just criticize what he said without making inane commentary about his own sexuality. It's so...predictable.

    Posted by: Adam | May 5, 2011 10:01:00 AM


  25. Just sent the following to NBC

    Just saw where one of your judges on The Voice tweeted a very homophobic statement-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...

    I was going to watch The Voice but not now. Just to let you know, this tweet has been published on some gay news sites and one would assume that your show aiming for a gay audience and this will effectively drive off a good number of viewers, including me.

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | May 5, 2011 10:01:19 AM


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