Country Star Blake Shelton Tweets for Violence?

On March 5, country music star Blake Shelton scored his eighth No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for his cover of “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”

Tonight, however, people were looking when a tweet from his personal, verified account appeared to advocate anti-LGBT violence.

The tweet — which claims to be a “re-writ[e]” of Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine” — states that if a man “tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…”

Shelton currently also is a “vocal coach” on the NBC show The Voice. The other coaches include Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.

The tweet:

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[UPDATE @ 10:30 AM: A new tweet this morning ...

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Not sure what more might be coming.]

[FURTHER UPDATE @ 3:55 PM: Following a blog post this morning from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Shelton tweeted back:

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