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Blake Shelton Brags About Killing a Turtle: VIDEO


Voice host Blake Shelton set off a Twitter furor on Friday after he bragged about killing one.

Who would do such a sick thing? Coincidentally, earlier this month, one YouTube user set out to find out. And it turns out, 6% of drivers would swerve out of their way to intentionally kill an animal. Bet Shelton drives an SUV too.

Check out the video (in which no real animals were harmed), AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. DJ


    " In the 1970s research into prisoner profiles found a strong link between serial killers and a history of cruelty to animals. More recent studies into current and past cases have confirmed the link. Retrospective studies of the life of convicted sadistic murderers and serial murderers showed a startling proportion of those murderers had a history of animal abuse, often starting in childhood."

    "Clinical psychologist Jill P. Weber states that while she is unwilling to diagnose a child as a sociopath, abuse of animals is an indicator that a child needs help. A child with an interest in watching others suffer may start by inflicting harm on animals. The National District Attorneys Association states that the boys responsible for most of the shootings in American schools between 1997 and 2001, including Columbine, had a history of killing animals. Serial killers Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Dennis Rader, some of the most famous sociopaths in history, also tortured and killed animals as children."

    Posted by: say what | Jul 30, 2012 6:21:35 PM

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    mark u are not a freak since it turns out 94% of drivers will not swerve to purposefully hit an animal...the freaks are the 6% that would and their enablers who crack jokes in support of such

    Posted by: say what | Jul 30, 2012 6:23:46 PM

  3. Mark -- Kindness doesn't make you a freak. It makes you the best kind of human. :)

    Posted by: Linda | Jul 30, 2012 6:32:38 PM

  4. If a tweet about a smashed turtle ruins your day - this CNN photo essay left me in utter disbelief ...

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 30, 2012 6:32:43 PM

  5. AJ, AJ,AJ....

    While you are right in theory, what you and most of the idiots on this site (including whoever posted it who did it just to incite hate) are not realizing is that this is one comment out of hundreds that were said. Many drunk jokes and naked jokes, etc. It's not about being sociopathic. It's about being comical. You don't have to think its funny, but many do. Just like I'm sure there are things you find funny that others find cruel or insensitive or inappropriate. You're judging someone by one comment and condemning without seeing the big picture or researching to see more of what's going on.

    And that's just sad. Frankly, it's something a Palin would do.

    Also, I guess if you have ever killed a bug (don't pretend that never have) then I guess you're sociopathic. Cuz according to you, that's what they do - go out of their way to kill creatures.

    Posted by: DJ | Jul 30, 2012 6:35:32 PM

  6. Dear SayWhat,

    Burying a cat, leaving just its head exposed so you can run over it with a lawn mower and hitting something with your car are completely different. He didn't do it. It was a joke. You don't have to think its funny. But judging someone like you're doing is wrong. Perhaps YOU are the sociopath here since you keep jumping on things I say.

    PS. Don't tell people to "shhhhhhhhhhhhhh". It's rude and disrespectful and guess what, borderline sociopathic.

    Posted by: DJ | Jul 30, 2012 6:42:39 PM

  7. Harming an animal for fun, or joking about it to MILLIONS of impressionable minds is messed up to me. Messed up on many different levels and messed up for obvious reasons. I joke about a lot with friends, but in context of knowing who I'm joking with. His tweet was sent out to millions who were strangers, many who wouldn't know how to decode his tweet an most who worship the ground this man walks on.

    To those who suggest 'it's just an animal' I'm no Peta guy, but I know an animal can feel hurt and unnecessary cruelty just as we can. I also know Karma is real. Very, veryyy real.

    Posted by: MusicFlava | Jul 31, 2012 7:31:33 AM

  8. Drunks shouldn't Twitter while driving...

    Posted by: Ellis | Jul 31, 2012 10:32:52 AM

  9. @DJ: Baby, they've got some really good drugs right now to deal with your condition. Honest. Really. Check them out. Sounds like you're in need of at least one or two scripts just about now.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 31, 2012 11:29:05 AM

  10. Dear MusicFlava - anyone who takes celebrity texts so literally has no idea how to joke with friends. Please don't place yourself above the rest of us. Cuz NEWSFLASH - you're not!

    Dear Ellis - so drunks shouldn't twitter while driving??? That's what you're gleaming from this??? I guess you think it's okay for them to drive drunk. You need help - mostly for actually thinking he was driving while tweeting!

    Dear Jamal - drugs? Really? That's your answer? I think you're just afraid of people with strong opinions who own them. Probably cuz you don't have any of your own. Perhaps you should tear up your scrips and start living life naturally instead of in a drugged out haze. Suggesting drugs for people. That's really disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourself. Drug pusher!!

    Posted by: DJ | Jul 31, 2012 12:15:00 PM

  11. ... and don't call me baby unless you buy me dinner first. Of course you'll probably slip something into my drink. Some kind of pill from your gigantic collection.

    Posted by: DJ | Jul 31, 2012 12:16:37 PM

  12. I remember vividly one summer night driving when a car in front of me intentionally swerved and ran-over a very large groundhog.

    The "men" in the car were laughing and hootin' it up, and stopped to look at their work.

    I pulled over because they were blocking the road.

    The injuries the groundhog suffered were obviously mortal; but it wasn't dead, yet...

    It sat-up on it's hind legs and faced the men that were still laughing at it. The blood was flowing from multiple wounds, and some blood trickled from it's mouth.

    As the moonlight glistened on it's fur and eyes, OUR eyes met for a moment...

    That was over 20 years ago, it's strange how I can still see him, still smell the humid summer night air, still feel the horror and still feel so very ashamed of my own species...

    Posted by: NVTodd | Aug 1, 2012 1:21:00 AM

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