Now that eating chicken has become a political statement that threatens to divide the country, what could possibly be next? Turtles?


It seemed to start with a seemingly innocent, if juvenile, Twitter joke that had fans laughing.

It seems there are certain things you don’t joke about.

It’s on. Now you’ve dragged a herpetologist into this mess. Is there or is there not a dead turtle involved, or is it just a bad joke?

Can we call it a night?

No, we can’t. Welcome to Day 2 of Turtlegate.

Normally we’d be tempted to say this was the tweet that broke the camel’s back, but under the circumstances we’ll leave that one alone.

Just for the record, Blake Shelton loves turtles. A lot.