I’ve never been in a fight with anyone on twitter. Then again I keep my tweets pretty appropriate. Blake Shelton on the other hand is known for his crude behavior on the social media website and is under fire for his latest series of tweets. Friday Blake tweeted to 1.7 million followers, “Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma? If so I didn’t just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash on.” As you can imagine it didn’t take long for the backlash to begin. NPR blogger Barbara J. King responded, “That turtle’s life meant something – was your tweet a bad jke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being?”
You would think Blake would explain himself at that point, but he simply replied, “shut up.”
As you would expect Shelton was flooded with angry tweets and he decided to reply to one user named @turtlefeed who was sending multiple tweets about the incident. Shelton wrote, “Hey @turtlefeed. Before u make an even bigger dips@$# of urself you should research on how much money I have raised to feed homeless animals,” adding, “Hey @turtlefeed.. I solely have raised over a million dollars in animal rescue/conservation alone… How much have you raised? Oh. Ok. Next!”
I can’t believe how harsh Blake is on twitter. Celebrities always seem to spout off and then quickly apologize, but Shelton wasn’t done yet…
“The best part of all of this is that the dumb a@#$% didn’t even look to see that I’m not even in Oklahoma today!! I’m in North Dakota!! Do they even have turtles in North Dakota?!!! God almighty!!! What’s wrong with people?! Get a life!! Get a job!! Get laid!! For once!!!” He later added, “For the last time I didn’t hit a turtle! I haven’t seen a turtle! So please all you turtle freaks go back to eating your boogers!! It’s ok.” Blake tweeted.
Obviously Blake offended many people, but I can’t help but laugh at his no filter attitude on what he puts out for the world to see on twitter. Again he received quite the response from angry followers and finally like they always do, Blake sent his apology tweet saying, “Ok.. Now that “Turtle-Gate” is over I want to apologize for my ignorant joke.. I never ran over a turtle. It wasn’t even possible.”
His apology doesn’t sound very sincere, but I’m sure it’ll help clear up his latest series of offensive tweets. Have you ever tweeted or posted a facebook update that got you in trouble or started a fight on the internet? Leave a comment below or call 313-298-1999
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