Someone, with no life and a lot of time on their hands, has gone through Blake Shelton’s tweet archives and found him to be ‘racist, sexist, islamophobic and homophobic’. What do you think? Is the country singer all these things?
Blake Shelton is facing a social media storm after fans uncovered racist, homophobic and sexist Tweets he is thought to have posted five years ago.
The social media posts – which have since been deleted – included jokes about a non-English speaker being a bomber and a ‘fantasy’ about then 16-year-old Dakota Fanning.
The authenticity of the posts, which are said to have been shared in 2011, has not been independently verified.
Twitter users posted screenshots of the messages and accused The Voice US star, 40, of deleting the ‘disgusting’ and ‘extremely offensive’ tweets.
Tweeters were outraged at the suspected Islamophobic rhetoric, writing: ‘You can delete a tweet, but the Internet will never forget. Blake Shelton is Islamophobic garbage. Don’t support him…’
Another user wrote: ‘Wow what a shocker. Blake Shelton posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet. Doesn’t help with his bad deafening music.’
Yet another shocking Tweet came in the form of a message about Dakota Fanning who was just 16 at the time.
He is believed to have written: ‘So I just figured out a great excuse for my sick fantasy about Dakota Fanning. I thought she was Amanda Seyfried…’
Shelton was also branded a sexist following a tweet which read: ‘I was 19 years old when my heart first got broken. I’m over it now but I wonder what that fat ugly b**** is up to.’
The homophobic allegations stem from a message reading: ‘Grown men who wear Chuck Taylor’s may as well write on their forehead ‘Cucumbers turn me on!”
Another note was pointed towards fitness guru Richard Simmons: ‘If you haven’t noticed Richard Simmons is gay, you haven’t noticed Katy Perrys boobs… (sic)’.
The legendary star has never responding to speculation regarding his sexuality.
Further attacks from fans included Tweets reading: ‘Racist piece of s***… So Blake Shelton did everything in the past, being homophobe, being racist, a pedophile, and animal cruelty? I am speechless….