Blake Shelton apologizes for racist and homophobic tweets

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Blake Shelton is sorry.

The country star took to Twitter Wednesday to apologize for a series of offensive tweets that have since been deleted from his account.

“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see,” he tweeted. “That said anyone that 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.”

The tweets in question resurfaced after @MusicFactsTea posted a screenshot of them. One from 2008 read: “Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their foreheads ‘Cucumbers turn me on!!!'”

One tweet from 2011 said: “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!!!”

Another from 2011 read: “Wish the d**khead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb.

Then in 2015 he asked: “Question for my gay followers … are skittles ya’ll’s favorite candy?”

By Chloe Melas