Country star Blake Shelton, a judge on the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” has the show doing damage control over what the New York Post’s Page Six calls “Shelton’s alleged racist, homophobic and just-plain-creepy tweets.”
“After social-media mavens managed to dig up the offending messages — which were posted between 2010 and 2011, before Shelton became a household name — we’re told that publicists for the NBC talent show called at least one major media outlet and threatened to cut off access to the show’s stars, and tapings, if it continued to cover the kerfuffle,” the story reports.
Shelton’s tweets went largely unnoticed back when they were posted, the report notes, but became the focus of a Twitter uproar when they were recently re-posted.
“In the cache of messages were offensive remarks including, ‘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,’ and, ‘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!!!.'” The Post reports.
Shelton is quoted in another post saying he was “flying home to sleep with two young blonde and black haired bitches.”