'It honestly wasn't even meant that way,' writes the 'Voice' vocal coach on Twitter as he tries to clear up misunderstanding caused by his tweet about his version of Shania Twain's 'Any Man of Mine'.
Country star Blake Shelton has sent his apology for his recent Twitter posting that was deemed as anti-gay. While he at first made light the misunderstanding caused by the controversial tweet, the "Hillbilly Bone" hitmaker turned serious after GLAAD demanded him to apologize for the his so-called "violent" remark.
"Hey y'all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night...," the country singer first wrote on Thursday, May 5. "It honestly wasn't even meant that way... I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere."
The vocal coach of "The Voice" followed it up with another posting that read, "But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings... I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!" He also wrote to GLAAD, "@glaad hey I want my fans and @nbcthevoice fans to know that anti-gay and lesbian violence is unacceptable!!!! Help me!!!! And DM me..."
GLAAD has since accepted his apology. In a statement posted in the organization's website, president Jarrett Barrios said, "Following outrage from community members and allies, Blake Shelton took the right step in speaking out against anti-gay violence and sending an important message to his fans and viewers of The Voice."
Blake sparked the controversy on Wednesday, May 4 when he posted his version of Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine" on Twitter. He re-wrote the lyrics, "Any man of mine better walk the line - Better show me a teasin' squeezin' pleasin' kinda time" to "Any man that tries Touching my behind He's gonna be a beaten, bleedin', heaving kind of guy..."
The fiance of Miranda Lambert soon found himself under a lot of heat. GLAAD criticized him in a Thursday blog post, writing "This is one of the judges on what's so far been one of the most gay-friendly reality shows on television. For him to make a joke to his 300-thousand-plus followers about leaving a gay man 'beaten, bleeding and heaving' is completely unacceptable."