Social media has become a bit of a bullhorn for everyone with an opinion or an indictment, and rarely is any proof required to base those judgments on before an all-out brawl breaks out between the pros and cons.
Blake Shelton has had enough.
One of the most judged country stars, Blake regularly faces heaps of accusations and opinions on both a professional and personal level, but his most recent lynching is political in nature, and it seems it is just too far-fetched for the country music superstar to ignore.
In a series of posts on his Twitter page, Blake explains that he had entered a restaurant with his family when a gentleman — a politician he’d never met — stopped him and asked for a photo. Much like any country star would have done, Blake obliged.
It turns out that the politician was Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who was dining at Blake’s newly-opened Ole Red restaurant in the singer’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. One tweeter shared an image from the meeting in question:
According to the posts, Blake and his party didn’t stay at the restaurant long enough to eat, but apparently, some have interpreted the two men’s chance meeting as a top-secret political pow-wow.
Blake then took the opportunity to make his own political statement. “I don’t do politics no matter WHAT you’ve read about me and how it’s been spun. And THATS the TRUTH from ME,” he tweeted. “And if you can find it in your heart to hate me for that then so be it. This is out of control …”
And while he had social media’s attention, Blake decided to call out those imposter accounts which pose as celebrities, often to coerce passionate fans out of money or worse. He ended his rant telling true fans, “Be careful … Actually why the hell are we even on here anymore? Let’s go live our lives!!!”
Now, that’s a campaign we can get behind!
And speaking of campaigns, Blake has three nomination in this year’s Rare Country Awards, and would likely love to get your votes. He’s up for Fan Moment of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year. It’s up to you to decide the winners. Vote now through Dec. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert event on Dec. 14 in Nashville.