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.
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.”
Though most of the tweets have reportedly been deleted, several users took screenshots.
Grown men who wear skinny jeans may as well write on the side of their car "I'm only staring at your boobs cause I'm jealous of them!!"
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 26, 2012
Though the authenticity of the tweets has not been verified, Shelton’s fans were quick to become outraged.
“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.”
Blake shelton is racist and homhophobic im not surprised Melanie Martinez was on his team on the voice
— Kelsey (@KelseyKahnum) August 13, 2016
Blake Shelton deleted all his offensive, racist tweets, what a rat
— ️ (@SimplyMiley) August 14, 2016
So to recap Blake Shelton,he's :racist,homophobic,misogynistic,makes light of rape and made sexual comments about a minor. What a great guy.
— veda (@viewyorker) August 13, 2016
@blakeshelton I love love loved you!
You are handsome and charming and I would melt just looking at you!
That fantasy is over you racist pig
— Esther (@Esther65997253) August 15, 2016
@blakeshelton ur a racist pig
— celi (@vandercyrus) August 14, 2016
Blake Shelton's old tweets coming back to haunt him like pic.twitter.com/VZPkJbuf3n
— Ira Madison III (@ira) August 13, 2016
Confirmed – Blake Shelton is a racist homophobic misogynistic piece of trash. pic.twitter.com/1KHotZLv73
— jack (@dashausofjack) August 13, 2016
Blake Shelton & Johnny Depp are just more examples of how straight men are trash
— Slut from the 90's (@whatupbiotch) August 14, 2016
Blake Shelton is TRASH
— WEST INDIAN BAMA (@adelceriah) August 14, 2016
blake shelton makes me sick
— gayley (@TRASH_DAD) August 13, 2016