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.
[UPDATE @ 10:30 AM: A new tweet this morning ...
Not sure what more might be coming.]
Check out Shelton's full Twitter feed for further apology/clarification tweets.]