After some old tweets surfaced that stirred up a backlash, “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton has provided an apology.
As we reported Wednesday, the tweets from 2010 and 2011, which were being called racist, homophobic and sexist, had the NBC singing competition doing damage control.
Now the country star has apologized, posting a message Wednesday on Twitter saying: “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 who 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.”
Shelton, who is dating Gwen Stefani, is expected back on “The Voice” when the new season premieres in September, alongside coaches Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys.