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    Fri, 06 May 2011 10:48:55

    GLAAD Asks Blake Shelton to Apologize For Anti-Gay Tweet - He references Shania Twain lyrics

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    Country star Blake Shelton, currently a coach on NBC's The Voice and the fiancée of Miranda Lambert, has been asked by GLAAD to apologize after a violent, anti-gay tweet was sent from his Twitter account overnight.

    Shelton had been tweeting about re-writing lyrics to the Shania Twain song, "Any Man of Mine." The original lyrics are: "Any man of mine better walk the line/better show me a teasin', squeezin', pleasin' kind of time." Shelton re-imagining of the lyrics were as follows: "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..."

    Considering that Shelton selected a gay contestant for his team on The Voice and the fact that he has displayed a massive sense of humor on the show, it would be a leap to assume that he meant anything truly malicious or hateful via that tweet. Inappropriate? Yes. Worth an apology? Definitely. Reason to call for the head of Blake Shelton? No.

    Shelton did issue several apologetic tweets, which GLAAD accepted.

    What do you think of Blake Shelton's Twitter controversy?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.06.11




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