Blake Shelton Publicly Apologizes for Racist Tweets: 'Comedy Has Been a Major Part of My Career'


We told you ‘The Voice’ was doing some major damage control as a result of country star Blake Shelton’s racist tweets resurfacing.

Now, Blake is apologizing on record.

via Page Six:

“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see,” the “Voice” coach wrote in a Twitter statement on Wednesday. “That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind of form.”

Over the weekend, social media users dug up offensive tweets from Shelton posted between 2009 and 2011, which — as Page Six exclusively reported — led “The Voice” reps to do major damage control after the story went viral.

“Wish the [bleep]head in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb,” one old Shelton tweet read. Another said, “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!!!”

In Wednesday’s apology, Shelton continued, “Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.”

You can read his statement in full below.

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