They say you can tell someone's true character by the way they tweet. Blake Shelton, country music star and judge on NBC's latest singing competition show The Voice tweeted a homophobic parody of Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine" Wednesday night:
GLAAD, who previously applauded The Voice for its inclusion of openly-gay contestants, put out a call for accountability to Shelton for his words, demanding for Shelton to apologize.
In response, Shelton tweeted several textbook half-assed apologies, saying "honestly it wasn't mean that way" and "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!!!" In his most heartfelt of the tweets, Shelton writes:
So the misunderstanding here is that he's *totally cool with gays* despite the tweet? Someone needs a lesson in intent vs. impact. It'll be interesting to see how the show's producers handle this one!