Main | Thursday, May 05, 2011

Tweet Of The Day - Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton, Country Male Vocalist of the Year and judge on The Voice, will likely be hearing from GLAAD today.

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. One has to wonder how Shania feels about seeing her anthem about strong women and female empowerment turned into a violent threat. Blake Shelton is from Ada, Oklahoma – just a few hours south of where Phillip Nelson was robbed, assaulted and beaten last year. Nelson’s crime? Being gay. We have already called the show’s producers asking them to take action. But right now, Blake Shelton needs to recognize that violence against the LGBT community is not a laughing matter, and he needs to apologize to his fans, and to fans of The Voice, for his comments.

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