Blake Shelton Unfairly Criticized For Apparent Homophobic Tweets
By Joseph Giannone 2011-05-06 14:51:52
Country artists are having a tough week. First, Kid Rock is protested at an NAACP event were he was receiving a humanitarian award. Protestors thought Rock was being racist for using the confederate flag during his live performances. Simply put, it was a miscommunication. Most recently after another series of unfortunate miscommunications, country music star Blake Shelton is being harassed by the media, who assume he tweeted homophobic phrases. It’s hard to show meaning behind the written text, unless you are Mark Twain. Blake Shelton is no Mark Twain.
Because miscommunication seems to be the popular activity this week, its to no surprise that Shelton was not being homophobic, he was just tweeting while watching The Oprah Winfrey Show. During the episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that he was watching, Shania Twain, who is another Twain that can write, told audiences about her now ex-husband cheating with her best friend. Livid, Shelton took to his Twitter to rephrase the lyrics of Twain’s song Any Man of Mine, and wrote “Any man that tries Touching my behind He's gonna be a beaten, bleedin', heaving kind of guy...” The original lyrics were “Any man of mine better walk the line -– Better show me a teasin' squeezin' pleasin' kinda time.” A common misunderstanding, people were outraged when they assumed he was being homophobic. You know what they say when you assume, right?
Not shy of this tongue-in-cheek shtick, Shelton normally changes around lyrics to famous songs that express his current emotions. Recently, he took to his twitter to comically reply to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death. From Georgia Satellites song Keep Your Hands To Yourself, Shelton wrote: “Bin Laden. Now baby. We're not here for wealth. Kiss your ass goodbye. I'll keep your head for myself.”