November 16, 2017 at 8:38 am PST | by Mariah Cooper
People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Blake Shelton has history of homophobic tweets

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People magazine has named Blake Shelton “Sexiest Man Alive” despite Shelton’s history of homophobic and racist tweets.

Twitter users unearthed tweets Shelton, 41, made between 2009-2013 that were deemed offensive.

“Question for my gay followers… Are skittles y’all’s favorite candy?” reads one tweet.

“Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me,” Shelton wrote in another tweet. “He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!!!”

Shelton’s tweets were also considered racist with one post reading, “Wish the [expletive] in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb!!”

Shelton apologized for his behavior on social media in 2016 calling it “inappropriate and immature.”

“Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never,” Shelton wrote. “That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.”

In addition to Shelton’s homophobic and racist tweeting past, people seemed generally confused why Shelton was considered the “Sexiest Man Alive.”

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