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Blake Shelton Under Fire For Allegedly Writing ‘Racist, Sexist, Islamaphobic’ Tweets

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Blake Shelton was under intense scrutiny Monday after his followers unearthed a series of “racist, homophobic and sexist” comments he reportedly made on Twitter several years ago.

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(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel)

In one of the tweets from 2011, Shelton allegedly said the person in the room next to him needed to “learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb!!”

In another from 2010, he jokes about fantasizing about the actress Dakota Fanning, who was just 16 years old at the time.

“So I just figured out a great excuse for my sick fantasy about Dakota Fanning,” he tweeted. “I thought she was Amanda Seyfried.”

Blake Shelton

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Though most of the tweets have reportedly been deleted, several users took screenshots.

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot courtesy of the Daily Mail)

Though the authenticity of the tweets has not been verified, Shelton’s fans were quick to become outraged.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton perform

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“You can delete a tweet, but the Internet will never forget,” one user wrote. “Blake Shelton is Islamophobic garbage. Don’t support him.”

“Wow what a shocker,” another said. “Blake Shelton posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet. Doesn’t help with his bad deafening music.”

“Ok bye at Blake Shelton deleting his racist bomb tweet Hahahaha… You can’t even blame Blake Shelton’s tweets on him being young and dumb. He’s old now and he was old then.”