Blake Shelton recently shared his thoughts on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and what he had to say about the presidential hopefuls had actress Debra Messing begging Gwen Stefani to talk some sense into her cowboy boyfriend.
During his recent interview with Billboard, Blake Shelton was asked whether he supports GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Blake praised the controversial candidate, and he revealed that he’s a big fan of the way Trump speaks his mind. The country singer suggested that Americans have become too concerned about being politically incorrect, which is a worry Donald Trump is seemingly unencumbered by.
“In country music, we’re so politically correct and so afraid to possibly upset someone,” Blake said. “I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton, but I will tell you this: Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid. A lot of people are pulling for him, no matter how much Hollywood fights it. I see people who don’t like him go and beat up people that do like him. You tell me, who’s crazy here?”
Just setting here in a tree thinking about the fact that I’ve gone Hollywood… pic.twitter.com/2Lmksr7tr9
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 12, 2015
As Cosmopolitan points out, Donald Trump’s refusal to be “politically correct” has made him popular with sexists and white supremacists. According to Marie Claire, Trump has called women “fat” and “ugly”; he’s labeled Mexican immigrants “rapists”; and he’s claimed that President Barack Obama is lying about being born in the United States.
Blake Shelton revealed that he’s not excited about his choices in the presidential race, but he does plan on voting in November.
“I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not.”
Shelton would not endorse a presidential candidate during his Billboard interview, but some media outlets suggested that his praise for Donald Trump is a strong hint about who he plans on voting for. “Blake Shelton Sorta, Kinda Endorses Donald Trump,” a Vulture headline reads. “Blake Shelton halfheartedly endorses Donald Trump” CBS News titled its article about Blake’s political talk.
According to Entertainment Weekly, actress Debra Messing saw the media’s reaction to Blake Shelton’s words, and she decided to take action; The Mysteries of Laura star took to Twitter to beg Gwen Stefani to “please talk to your man to not vote for the person who will STRIP you of your rights.”
Gwen Stefani has not revealed whether she’s a Hillary Clinton supporter like Debra Messing is, but Us Weekly reports that the “Misery” singer was involved with the Obama campaign in 2012. Stefani even hosted one of Michelle Obama’s fundraising events at her home.
According to Gossip Cop, Blake responded to the many reports about his supposed Trump “endorsement” by making it clear that he didn’t actually endorse anyone for president.
“Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president [sic]. And I not going to. I don’t do that sh*t,” Blake tweeted. “My comment about ‘wish there was another option but there’s not’ is across the board…period. Now go dig up another story.”
Debra Messing apologized to Blake, and the “She’s Got a Way With Words” singer let her know that there’s no hard feelings.
“Ok- I regret commenting. My passions got the better of me. Sorry. @gwenstefani @blakeshelton,” Messing wrote.
“Thank you sis.. I don’t endorse anybody. For this very reason!!” Blake responded.
The country singer also complained about the media.
It’s crazy that in this moment in time… With everything going on in the world that spinning my words is so important to the media.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2016
Donald Trump also claims that he’s not a big fan of what the media says about him, but the presidential hopeful believes that there’s one thing a man can have that will make what the press says about him totally irrelevant.
“You know, it really doesn’t matter what the media write as long as you’ve got a young, and beautiful, piece of ass,” Trump once said of the negative stories about him.
Blake Shelton has been pretty careful not to divulge his political leanings in recent years, but the conservative website Twitchy became a fan of the country star’s tweets during the 2012 presidential election when he praised Clint Eastwood’s infamous “empty chair” speech at the Republican National Convention and expressed an interest in watching conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Obama movie, 2016: Obama’s America.
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