If you’re one of Blake Shelton’s 20 million followers on social media, you’ve probably noticed a change lately. The country music singer has been relatively quiet these days, especially on Twitter. Supposedly, his fellow country stars are calling him out.
During an interview with Country Now, Shelton discusses what other singers and bands have affected his posting habits.
“Reba (McEntire)’s been hard on me,” he admitted. “The Diamond Rio guys have gotten onto me. The Oak Ridge Boys have talked to me about it.”
Apparently, various country music stars have given Shelton grief on a few tweets he’s posted in the past. It became enough of an issue to change his outlook on social media accounts altogether. He explained in the interview how he has since deleted Twitter off his phone.
“I finally just took it off my phone,” he said. “Because, I mean, when you drink, you got s**t to say. [I just] took it off my phone. I can’t say it.”
In 2016, Shelton undergoing a series of backlash from the public regarding his offensive tweets. He ended up deleting them and apologizing for the comments.
He didn’t go into anymore specific detail about the recent tweets. However, Shelton’s Twitter bio now reads, “The Official Blake Shelton Twitter: You’re getting the real BS straight from Blake himself. (And a few official updates from Team BS, too)”
Blake Shelton’s 2016 Tweets Resurface Due to Current Twitter Incident
Blake Shelton has a somewhat bumpy history when it comes to Twitter. Five years ago, Shelton dealt with backlash over certain posts. The “American Idol” judge admitted his tweets were “inappropriate and immature” but “not hateful” in his public apology.
“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see,” he tweeted in 2016. “That said, anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind of form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never.”
According to TheWrap.com, Shelton’s apology didn’t stop there as the country star also gave more context to the situation.
“It honestly wasn’t even meant that way & I now know that their [sic] are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere,” he announced. “But 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!!!”
Either way, the country star has toned it down a bit. In the meantime, he claimed his eighth The Voice win as Cam Anthony took victory on Tuesday night.