Over the weekend, some old Blake Shelton tweets were uncovered that painted The Voice coach in a rather unflattering light. The offensive tweets were originally posted in 2010 and 2011, long before Shelton became a media mainstay thanks to The Voice.
How or why the tweets were suddenly uncovered is a mystery, but many were outraged over their highly insensitive and offensive nature.
Today, Shelton took to Twitter (where else?) to issue his apology:
Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 17, 2016