Blake Shelton Jokes About Turtle Murder, Tells Fan to GET A LIFE!

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Blake Shelton incited a major Twitter war over the weekend and was eventually forced to apologize for a tasteless joke and a string of insults... all because of a fake turtle's death.

It all started on July 27 when Shelton wrote: 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...

NPR blogger Barbara J. King quickly responded in shock, asking the country music superstar: That turtle's life meant something- was your tweet a bad joke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being?”

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From there, it was on!

Shelton especially got into it with a user named @turtlefeed, going off on her/him in reply to that follower questioning Shelton's apathy for animals:

Hey @turtlefeed. Before u make an even bigger dipshit of urself you should research on how much money I have raised to feed homeless animals... Hey @turtlefeed.. I solely have raised over a million dollars in animal rescue/conservation alone... How much have you raised? Oh. Ok. Next!

The artist eventually revealed that he was joking all along, but not before getting awfully personal in his insults:

The best part of all of this is that the dumb asses didn't even look to see that I'm not even in Oklahoma today!! I'm in North Dakota!! Do they even have turtles in North Dakota?!!! God almighty!

Finally, Shelton received so much flak for his joke and his responses that he tried to issue an apology to put an end to the back and forth:

Ok.. Now that "Turtle-Gate" is over I want to apologize for my ignorant joke.. I never ran over a turtle. It wasn't even possible.

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Hey terri did u ever think that us red-nex r in touch with our primative ape side and ur just a ?%$$y. I bet if I made u steak u would eat it

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Hey terri did u ever think that us red-nex r tired of ppl like u saying its wrong to kill an animal for food. I bet if u stayed out in the woods and u didnt no the rite plants to eat u would starve

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I don't think this is about the joke at all. It's about his obvious arrogance and disrespect to people on twitter. Yes, his fans MAY be familiar with his sense of humor, but we as well as HE best remember that NOT EVERYONE is a fan of his and hence NOT EVERYONE appreciates his jokes and ignorant twitter rants.

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Who the hell is this guy? I'm guessing he must be a country singer from the looks of things. And that's one more reason I'm so glad I don't know anything about country music...

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I can't believe he brought God Almighty into a ridiculous post from an asshole who knew damn well what he was doinbg when he posted that. For some twisted reason he WANTED to piss people off. I know he and his wife are big animal logvers so that males it all the more confusing. He should know better! I know it doesn't matter but my opinion of him went from positive to negative.

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Blakes a sweetheart.He is a man of fun love.

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Ok Terri, really? Do you think there have been grocery stores since the beginning of time? People have hunted and killed to feed their families since humans stepped foot on this earth. To this day people still hunt to feed their families. American Indians taught us how to do it correctly, to give thanks to what sacrificed itself to those that hunted it. Their wedding was their beautiful day, however they chose to celebrate it by no means does it deserve your ignorant comment.
This man and his wife have done exorbitant amounts of things for creatures of all kinds. Knowledge is power my friend, use it next time before you comment.

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Seriously...if you don't want to listen to Blake Shelton's humor, then don't. Its America. Its a free country. Just like he has the right to joke around the way he wants to joke around.

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There is no humor in his so-called joke and if he weren't an idiot, he'd have realized that before posting it!

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Seriously can't believe this is an actualy story. Blake fans know she sense of humor and that OFCOURSE he didn't kill a turtle. I mean seriously get a grip America!