.@BlakeShelton Here's what's funny: knock-knock jokes. Here's what's not funny: animal cruelty.—
Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 30, 2012
Now he’s done it! Blake Shelton may have thought his Tweet about driving over a turtle was funny, but he’s angered the Left, including Ellen DeGeneres, who tweeted her outrage.
After all of the Twitter throw downs Shelton has fought — on everything from his drinking to his songs to comments about his wife Miranda Lambert — he seems to be a bit more careful about what he tweets these days. But not careful enough, apparently, considering the firestorm he ignited two days ago when he tweeted this:
Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma? If so I didn't just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash one…—
Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2012
Although the original tweet caused fans and animal rights activists to condemn him, Blake didn’t seem to want to make peace until Ellen weighed in. Shortly after she criticized him, Shelton again took to Twitter to note that the outrage over the death of the slow-moving turtle could perhaps be directed toward more deserving recipients — namely people.
Can you imagine what this world would be like if people spent this much time worrying about people. I assure you NO turtles heard my joke..—
Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 30, 2012
Seems the man has a point.