Blake Shelton. He’s a unifying and divisive source. There’s no doubting this guy’s prowess when it comes to success in the entertainment industry. He’s tall, dark and handsome, charming… and controversial. These days, it helps to be a little controversial, especially when you’re “misunderstood” like Blake. Isn’t it strange that everything he does to stir up controversy is just another misunderstanding, or people jumping to conclusions about what the meant? Let’s not infer too much with Blake. He’s a simple, country fella. Yeah, right. Here are 10 of his biggest controversies.
10. Blake Feuds With Westboro Baptist
As mentioned, Blake can serve as a unifying force, and he’s one of those spotlight characters who will draw all kinds of attention for engaging a group like Westboro Baptist Church. For those who have been under a rock, The Westboro group offers an interesting take on church, as they provide educations of hate to their congregants, and then send them into the world to spread their hateful message. In 2013, the group decided to direct their ire at Blake Shelton, and while many people choose to ignore WBC when they spit some conjecture, that’s not really Blake’s style. Announcing that they were planning to picket Blake, the country star and judge on NBC’s The Voice, he responded with his own tweet that was a little less than friendly. “Hey WBC.. I’ve got one more sin for ya… B— me.”