Blake Shelton: Trump ‘has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid’


I actually, physically groaned when I saw the Billboard cover line: “Make America Blake Again.” It’s a takeoff of Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” Is that just a stupid magazine editor making a dumb wording choice, or does the cover line reflect Blake interview? Yeah… it reflects Blake’s interview. Blake skirts around the issue of who he will vote for in November, but he’s a soldier in the War Against Political Correctness (a favorite Trump cause) and he’s also a member of the False Equivalencies Club. So, yeah, probably a Trump voter. You can read the full Billboard piece here. This is the political section:

“In country music, we’re so politically correct and so afraid to possibly upset someone,” he says.

Recently a tea party website announced, “Blake Shelton Sides With Trump on Issues of Political Correctness,” dubiously trying to claim him for the right wing. Does the singer support Donald Trump?

“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?” Shelton, who says he will vote in November, adds, “I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not.”

[From Billboard]

After this interview went wide yesterday, many sites ran stories about Blake’s seeming admiration for Donald Trump’s ability to “say what he thinks.” Not to mention Trump’s ability to make it possible for white men to NOT be afraid when they’re saying something un-PC, as in saying something racist, sexist, derogatory towards people with disabilities, derogatory towards people who believe in democracy and more. I’m frankly more disgusted with Blake’s “woe is the white guy who has to watch what he says” act than his slippery false equivalency that both Trump and Clinton are equally awful somehow. Anyway, people noticed and Blake decided to correct the record on Twitter. Some assorted comments from Blake’s Twitter (I’m not embedding because he might tweet-and-delete):

Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don’t do that sh-t.

My comment about “wish there was another option but there’s not” is across the board…period. Now go dig up another story.

When y’all what the news about this stuff watch ALL the channels.. Read ALL the articles. Make YOUR mind up. And then vote.

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.

[From Blake Shelton’s Twitter]

How dare Billboard accurately quote Blake Shelton when he’s speaking to them during an on-the-record interview for the cover? How dare other media outlets run those quotes in context and draw an inference that Blake Shelton seems like a Donald Trump apologist? I mean, come on!


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  1. Snazzy says:

    I never really cared one way or the other about him other than being annoyed by the TMI of his relationship with Gwen, but after this … I’ve decided he’s another one to place in the idiot column. The list is getting longer every day.

    • Tanguerita says:

      ditto on all accounts

    • a reader says:

      Yes, yes he is.

      And Gwen should be in that column too. She’s uber conservative politically and has kept that under wraps for a long time.

      And before anyone takes offense, I do not mean to imply all American conservatives are idiots. Certainly they are not. However, if you are ignorant and intolerant then yes, I’m putting you on the idiot list.

      • Little Darling says:

        I too thought his main offense was the in your face relationship with Stefani. But now! Oh the hilarity- first of using this tired line “he says what he thinks!” answer as though pointing out some positive trait and not instead highlighting the complete lack of diplomatic training trump has. Then there’s also the irony that he spouts off about how Trump has “proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid” but he still won’t just come out and endorse the asshole and instead chooses to dance around his feelings on the issue. Hmm.

        I think he said enough to let us know where he toes the line.

      • LinaLamont says:

        @Little Darling
        “Then there’s also the irony that he spouts off about how Trump has “proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid” but he still won’t just come out and endorse the asshole and instead chooses to dance around his feelings on the issue. Hmm.”


        “‘Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don’t do that sh-t.’”
        Whose typo was enforced? :)

      • Bridget says:

        Donald Trump says what he thinks… you want to hear. There, fixed it for you Blake.

        Nice to know his nightmare of living in fear is over.

      • Jayna says:

        Gwen may be Republican. I don’t know. Gwen’s parents are probably Republican
        But “uber conservative politically,” I don’t think so. She is pro LBGT rights.

        But Gwen was interviewed a few months ago and asked what if one of her sons came out as gay.

        Gwen told the LGBT newspaper, “I would be blessed with a gay son. You know that I would feel blessed about that. I just want my boys to be happy and healthy, and I just ask God to guide me every day to be a good mother because it is not an easy job.”

      • Don't kill me I'm French says:

        Gwen Stéphani is democrat .Once in an interview in a French tv show,she explained that it was a sad day for USA that Bush was elected.
        in 90′s,she was accused not to be pro-choice what she never denied.

      • Betsy says:

        Yes, she is conservative. She gave an interview years ago in which she talked about how she changed her name when she married Gavin, something along the lines of, “if you don’t change your name when you get married, you don’t really believe the marriage.” There’ve been a few more gems like that and my feelings for her have really soured as a result.

      • Tig says:

        Gwen has hosted Democratic fundraisers with Michelle Obama in her house and already said she is voting Clinton. Having a Catholic Italian belief in her own marriage is not saying she is super conservative.

      • k says:

        Thank you Tig and Don’t kill me I’m french, everybody else is pulling ideas out of their asses. Being conservative in your religious beliefs (she didn’t talk so openly about it until after the divorce, so gotta thank Gavin for some of the cringe) is not necessarily reflective of your voting record. I’m just hoping that her political views haven’t changed with this relationship that I still fail to understand, because that would be immensely disappointing and dangerous in this election.

      • Amanda G says:

        You don’t know what you are talking about. Gwen openly supported Obama and hosted fundraisers for him. No Doubt also let him use their song Different People on his campaign trail. Just because she’s dating Blake doesn’t mean she is a republican all of a sudden. Couples can have different political views.

    • PGrant's Girl says:

      I didn’t care about him until he purposely ran over that turtle and laughed about it. Between that, the scorched-earth “make Miranda look like a whore” initial divorce PR strategy (and I’m not a Miranda fan), the OTT Gwen fauxmance and now this, this guy can go F himself.

      • G says:

        The turtle thing has always colored him as a person for me.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        he didn’t run over the turtle. He made a very stupid joke on twitter, and he has repeatedly tried to correct it. I believe him, because he normally doesn’t care if people aren’t okay with the things he says and does.

        He has been much more positive and clean on twitter since he and Gwen got together – that’s one positive about their relationship. He’s still a doorknob fairly often, but improved. These quotes are not good though.

    • Nicole says:

      I’ve always found him to be an idiot and a drunk so this doesn’t change my opinion about him at all

    • susiecue says:

      Um did he really say he hasn’t “enforced” anyone for President?

    • khaveman says:

      I’m afraid all right. Of TRUMP.

    • lile says:

      I’m with you!! He has actually been my favorite male country singer for the last 10 years. I’m done now! Bye Felicia!!!!

  2. lilacflowers says:

    Is English not his first language?

  3. susanne says:

    He’s going to mess up his hair with all that backpedaling.

    • MsGoblin says:

      Bwahahahaha! Love this.

    • als says:

      Exactly. If he is a Trump supporter he should say so, not beat around the bush. Have some balls, Blake!

      And supporting a candidate for presidency is not ‘shit’, it’s a matter of having a conviction and sticking by it. No shit, no shame.

    • I Choose Me says:


  4. Pamspam says:


  5. jeanpierre says:

    Is “with all that is going on in the world ” going to be the new go-to excuse for all celebrity crap?

    • lucy2 says:

      It’s totally a “hey, look over there, pay no attention to me doing something wrong!” move – said by people who will take all the positive attention they can get.

    • Neelyo says:

      I was thinking the same thing!

      ‘Don’t pay any attention to me, why I’m just a lil’ attention whore, that’s all.’

    • Bridget says:

      Does he not get that the presidential election is directly related to what is going on in the world?

    • susiecue says:

      For real, that is getting so annoying. Like it’s our fault for noticing you said something STUPID.

    • mila says:

      yes. they should all just stfu. all of them. i am sick of semi famous people from show business telling the world what to do, how to feel. this dude and his precious plastic barbie can kiss my behind. there. i said it. was it politically incorrect enough?

      • Hooboy! says:

        No they shouldn’t shut up. In fact talk more! I like knowing where people stand on issues, let alone they are citizens with the same rights I have, just a larger platform. The sooner I can eliminate people from my “fan of list” the better! Having said that I follow One Direction and have learned that often what you read in print is words from someone other than the person being interviewed so I take things with a grain of salt.

  6. pikawho? says:


    And related — I guess Gwen Stefani is more into the NorCal hilbilly/skinhead thing than the SoCal surfer stuff that she made a career on?

    • Tiffany says:

      Yeah and she was also in a long term relationship with a POC. This does not look good. At all.

    • Goldie says:

      Didn’t Gwen grow up in Orange County CA? That’s known for being quite republican , especially compared to LA.

    • qwerty says:

      He sons paint their nails and I’ve seen one wear a tutu. That’s not very conservative imo

      • pikawho? says:

        That Milo Yannwhatever conservative troll is very openly gay and the Trumpster/Gamergaters love him. The bigots have moved on to accepting specific gays as long as they make up for it by being extra racist and misogynistic.

    • Tig says:

      Gwen is very much a democrat, so if every person only dated within their political party, it would be ridiculous

    • KiddVicious says:

      Since when is NorCal “hillbilly/skinhead”? Hippies and geeks are all I see.

  7. EscapedConvent says:

    Have we really sunk so low in what we will accept as a candidate for President that “he says what he thinks” is a good indicator of who should have access to nuclear codes? Trump supporters don’t seem to comprehend that part of the circus. ~Nuclear codes,~ people.

    • Tiffany says:

      And when that big mushroom looks closer and closer, yeah, he says what he thinks and it is refreshing.

    • Smokey says:

      Nuclear codes and nominations to SCOTUS. Real issues.

      • Snappyfish says:

        @smokey–exactly I have said all along that SCOTUS is the important issue & I live in a swing state & do not have the luxury to throw my vote away.

        & Trump is con man. He has the impulse control of a toddler. He isn’t interested in the American worker. He stiffs those he “employs”. He might bring more jobs but will they be paid jobs? He talks about the American worker but has merch made outside the US. As does Ivanka. Also he recently applied for 78 visas for foreign workers.

        He can say anything what matters is what is DOES!! He has PROVEN he is only out for himself. Disclaimer: I didn’t start out a HRC voter but I am one now

      • Jwoolmany says:

        And appointments of federal judges.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      Not to mention, Trump says what he thinks, but what he thinks is stupid. Plus 99% fabricated and factually incorrect, so there’s that.

    • Ary says:

      I never understood how “saying what you think” is automatically anti-PC. I say what I think pretty much all the time, but – key notion here – I’m not a jerk about it.

    • Emma33 says:

      Yes! 5-year-olds say what they think, but that doesn’t qualify them for presidency.

      Also, “enforced”…lol.

    • boredblond says:

      He says what he thinks..and the next day, his people send out a statement that that’s not entirely correct, or he says he was kidding, or he says the press has misquoted him..and on and on. Big talk from a guy terrified of dirt or getms..

  8. QQ says:

    Shocking! Unexpected!

    • Arock says:

      Right? Color me surprised….thanks for chiming in Blake Shelton, your enforcement was very enlightening.

    • Kitten says:

      For real. This guy has always been a douche-canoe country dude who enjoys killing animals.
      Is anybody surprised that he’s a Trump-supporter?

      • Myrna says:

        I don’t take Blake’s comments the way most seem to be taking them.

        He didn’t endorse Trump.
        He pointed out that Trump says things others haven’t been willing to say – even the tough things.
        In no way do I support anything insulting or degrading to any race, religion, etc.
        So please don’t misunderstand my words.
        I don’t support hate.

        Blake could have been more clear on what he means about Trump, but I don’t think it’s fair to say that Blake supports hate, whether from Trump or anyone else.


      • Naya says:

        @Myrna who wrote “He pointed out that Trump says things others haven’t been willing to say – even the tough things.”

        What exactly are these things? Every political cycle candidates denounce politics over corruption. Every political cycle candidates promise to get better trade deals. Every political cycle candidates promise to bring about immigration reforms. So what exactly is this list of new “truths” coming out of Trumps mouth, if not;

        1) banning muslims (racism, islamaphobia)
        2) calling mexican immigrants the dredges of society (racism, xenophobia)
        3) using personal insults against journalists and critics (sexism, tyrany)
        4) urging supporters to use violence on critics (tyrany, racism)
        5) victim blaming black and brown men who are targets of racist policing (racism)
        6) alienating strategic allies while praising murderous dictators (tyranny)
        And the list goes on and on.

        NONE of the sane things out of Trumps mouth are original. Every sane candidate says the same thing every four years. The only original thing he inserts is his hatred for anything that threatens his white male hegemony. THAT is what Blake connects to.

        But if you can think of a list of NON HATEFUL things Trump has said that other politicians haven’t already said, please provide that list..

      • Betsy says:

        Like hunting killing animals or like purposely running them down on the road leaving them for dead killing animals? I don’t get hunting, but your average out at dawn in the cold deer hunter, meh (big game hunting? trophy hunting? Tacky, tacky).

        Still, you are correct. He has always given off a douche-canoe vibe. Now I know he is!

  9. Darkladi says:

    I bet that the people who were surprised by this are outnumbered by the people who don’t give a sh*t

  10. Susan says:

    I love it! Finally someone who isn’t scared to say what others are thinking! He shouldn’t have back pedaled. If you are going to say it, stick with it. I’m proud to be voting for Trump. People get bullied everyday on here for just saying they want to vote for him. I will never criticize your right to like Hillary, please let me have the same courtesy.

    • Clare says:

      Right – but you will support someone who happily bullies me and everyone who looks like me because we dares to not be white? Interesting.

    • Anna says:

      Maybe it’s because a lot of the people on here are either women and/or minorities and feel that what Trump says directly goes against who we are as people and he finds any way to dehumanize us. For us it’s just not about a political opinion that’s offensive it’s also about that the fact that he’s against our very existence.

      • Alyce says:

        Yes Anna!!!!

      • Stumpycorgi says:

        Right on, Anna!! 😊

      • Tate says:

        Thank you, Anna!! 👏🏼

      • Shark Bait says:

        This site is a great place for people who are tired of hearing “crooked Hillary” and “emails, emails, Benghazi!!” and who are tired of being trolled by Trump supporters whenever they try to discuss politics. It’s like a safe haven and I haven’t really seen any bullying behavior that compares to what some Trump supporters do on other sites. I haven’t commented on Celebitchy in like three years (used to be BeesKnees, hi everyone) but I like the civilized political discussions going on and the discussions on Taylor Swift not being derailed by Swiftys. There are plenty of places to safely declare your love for Trump.

    • Noname says:

      I’m tired of this line being repeatedly said- he’s not afraid to say what others are thinking! Neither Blake Shelton or Donald Trump are saying what I am thinking. Not even close. And I am sure there are millions of people who feel the same way.

      You can vote for who you want. I don’t understand Trump’s appeal and never will.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        “He says what he’s thinking” is a variation of the words of admiration that have been used to support “strong men” in politics. We heard this about George W Bush and what a mess his thoughts turned out to be. This is machismo pure and simple. I want a leader who thinks before she opens her mouth.

        Also, Trump has caused a lot more people to be afraid than unafraid.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        I’m glad Trump says what he thinks.

        His ‘honesty’ makes it very clear Trump is a completely ignorant, ill-informed, bully jack-a**. I’d rather that come out now than when its too late for people to hide their own complicity in hatred, bigotry,and ignorance. Willingly voting for Trump says just as much about the values and priorities of the people voting for him as it does about him.

    • Smokey says:

      You can have the courtesy of respect for your Trump vote when you can articulate reasons for supporting him beyond ” he says what he thinks” as if that’s a real qualification for presidency. In fact, saying what you think is actually a negative when dealing in reality with actual real world diplomacy.

    • LaraK says:

      You know, I actually would have some respect for him if he stood by his opinion. He clearly was “enforcing” Trump, but as soon as he got called on it, he backpedaled.

      I absolutely loathe Trump, but people have the right to vote how they wish. I respect the democratic process.

      What I can’t respect is someone who tries to have it both ways – speak in support of Trump, but also try to look like he is not supporting Trump so that Hillary supporters will like him too.

      Either shut up so you don’t offend anyone, or stand by your views! Blake is now a total moron in my book.

      • Erinn says:

        That sums it up quite nicely, Lara.

      • TotallyOld says:

        Blake is showing us what we already knew about him, he is a two-faced, animal killing, woman chasing, tobacco chewing, red-neck braggart. Kind of sounds like Trump tbh. Go vote for your Trump but like others say, at least be honest about it!

    • Arock says:

      Bullied? I think you mean discourse. But hey, if it gets someone so butt hurt maybe they should stick to tiddles posts.

      • Annetommy says:

        I’ve got butt hurt by Tiddles posts….Blake sounds a bit of an idiot. Some right wing party in the UK had a campaign a few years ago with the strap line “are you thinking what we’re thinking? “. To which the only answer is “NO I’m bloody well not”.

    • ItDoesntReallyMatter says:

      Susan, I love that you said and it is so great that you are showing that Trump voters are not only smart but can be nicer than many Hillary voters. ;-)

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Yeah, Trump voters who beat up protesters and shout “lock her up” and accept the support of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups are super smart and super nice.

        Looking back through history, it’s impossible to single out the “nice” Nazis, isn’t it? Why is that?

      • Smokey says:

        “Smart” and “nice” Trump supporters? Kinda like good fascists. They believe. What they believe is horribly antidemocratic misogynistic racist bullshit but they do belive the sugar coated version of the ideology and their right to tell you you’re not supporting democracy if you disagree.

      • Betsy says:

        Yes, we Hillary supporters have been mercilessly insulting people just like Donald. Hey, wait…

      • Shark Bait says:

        Trump voters are the nicest, didn’t you know that guys? That’s because their candidate is such a nice guy that they learned by example.

    • Linda says:

      Susan I agree. Saying what you think is better than what most politicians do. Most politicians say what they think you want to hear but when they get elected they hardly ever follow through. I would rather know how they feel than be stuck with them for 4 years with a totally different agenda than what they said.

    • Myrna says:

      +1 @Susan

    • Dirty Martini says:

      I am no fan of Trump (or HC either.). Neither will get my vote. But as much as I find him a buffoon and a loon at times, I do agree that Trump has opened up conversations for others. The meaning of PC — that’s a good one to talk about. I honestly believe that there is too much PC talk and I like that some difficult conversations have been raised by Trump. Rudeness is never necessary however, but real conversations shouldn’t be stymied in he name of PC. It may be uncomfortable but again — rudeness isn’t an option in the process, but shutting down people speaking their truths and experiences shouldn’t happen either. Example. As a former 30 year Texan, I was glad to see the border protection issue raised. I’m not saying we should make Mexico build and pay for a border….but I am saying that it IS an issue, it needs solutions, our half assed enforcement is weak and that’s not racist to want more enforcement and action. Texas and other border states bear the brunt of the issue but it’s often tip,toed around, for fear the overly PC crowd will yell racism. So I don’t think ole Blake owned his opinion and just out his toe in the water out of not wanting to admit he’s for Trump……but regardless of that, I do see his point on the opening up of some conversations by DT.

      • lilacflowers says:

        How about discrimination in the workplace and in housing? Because that’s what all this “not PC” garbage leads to on a daily basis.

        I practice labor law, defending employers, which includes defending them at the EEOC and state anti-discrimination agency. If I review a case and see that a manager is going on about PC, I advise the employer to fire that bigot immediately and prepare to offer something in settlement because my experience has shown that deeper investigation will find illegal acts occurred – and yes, mouthing off about racial, ethnic or religious groups in the work place can be an illegal act. If it the owner/owners going on about PC, I refuse to take the case.

      • Dirty Martini says:

        Im a former top HR executive myself, with a company over 20K employees. One with an excellent record in employee relations and listed as a one of the top 100 places to work. I do not support discriminatory behavior in managers,

        Not sure why your response was focused specifically on workplace though as my comment didn mention that at all.

        And I stand by my comments. There are topics that are tiptoed around out of extreme fear of being labeled unfairly with derogatory terms. My example is but 1.

    • meh says:

      I don’t think he really backpedaled though. He said outright that he wouldn’t discuss who he was voting for, but mentioned what he thinks of Trump. Debra Messing came unhinged and tweeted that Gwen needed to put the leash back on Blake, which prompted his further comments.

    • mary s says:

      I don’t think you’re correct about the bullying. There have been several trolls making inflammatory comments, and they tend to get rude backlash. However, I believe if you wanted to state the points that cause you to side with Trump, you’d not see any bullying. Lots of questions, definitely, but not bullying. Comments here are usually respectful. Keep in mind though, this site is pro-Hillary. If we were bees, we’d be a hive for Hillary. If we were sheep, we’d sheep around with Hillary.

  11. 0neNonBlonde says:

    Oh yes, let’s attack him for having the audacity to not fall in lock step with the progressives. He never said he was voting for Trump. People love to screech about how tolerant they are, until someone disagrees with them.

    • pikawho? says:

      This is Celebitchy, not Breitbart or Stormfront or wherever you normally hang out.

    • LaraK says:

      Actually most of the attack is because he backpedaled. If he just said,
      “hey, I meant what I said, I respect Trump for speaking his mind. Doesn’t mean I enforce (sic) him, just like this one aspect”
      it would have been a non-story. But he had to get all indignant so that his Hillary supporter fans don’t get mad. The hypocrisy did him in.

    • Kitten says:

      Oh this is my FAVORITE. I love it when people cry about intolerance whilst simultaneously supporting the most intolerant presidential candidate this country has ever seen.

      • Tanguerita says:


      • Alyce says:

        I am a white bisexual woman with a brain tumor. Everytime I meet a Trump supporter I feel personally attacked. I am like, “You want to monitor my womb, my bedroom, invalidate my sexuality (perhaps convert me to being straight) and, to top it all off, you want me to be forced into poverty paying for medical treatments after you take my insurance away. Well, that or die from my steadily growing tumor.”

        And they are like, “I am entitled to my opinion! Don’t take it personally!”

        Guess what, it is personal! And I am not even having to deal with all the racist crap!

      • lilacflowers says:

        @Alyce, I wish you well. Sending hugs and prayers.

      • mary s says:

        I’m sorry, Alice. It sounds as if you’ve had some really negative encounters. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Trump will win. There is just too much support for Hillary, and I believe that a lot of Trump people are also loud-mouths and somewhat over-aggressive. It makes it seem he’s doing better than he is.

        More importantly, I would also like to wish you well. Peace and prayers and puppy dogs.

  12. Clare says:

    The idiot doesn’t seem to know the difference between endorsed and enforced. Ugh. Shut up. Go away.
    wish magazines like billboard would stop giving these idiots’ (on both sides) a platform.

  13. Lizzie says:

    Welp blake – no on can deny trump “says what he thinks” but the problem is that his mind is full of poison and what he thinks is actually insane and dangerous.

  14. Bex says:

    There are millions of people who have reason to be very afraid indeed if he gets elected. What an idiot.

    • TotallyOld says:

      I know. I simply can’t understand how Trump supporters can look over the danger in electing Donald Trump. He will have the codes to nuclear weapons people.

  15. Anna says:

    In what world is country music PC????
    If anything that’s the only genre of music that as a whole makes a lot more money not being PC. Look at Luke Bryan, he’s one of the biggest country stars and has said a lot of offensive things about the left

    • Erinn says:

      I kind of found that part hilarious. I mean – honestly. Some of the main stream country is pretty pop/rock now, but between the messages the artists put out, and some of the lyrics, I don’t see how it’s all that politically correct.

      • BunnyBear says:

        Also The Dixie Chicks weren’t being politically correct when they spoke out against Bush. They were “just saying what they were thinking” and the backlash against them was insane.
        But I guess whining about having to be politically correct is only for white dudes who want to say bigoted crap and not get called out for it.

      • Insomniac says:

        Ah yes, I forgot all about the Dixie Chicks, who were just saying what they thought and not being PC.

      • Annetommy says:

        Great point Bunny Bear…but I expect Blake was at the forefront of defending them for just saying what they thought…

    • Sammy B says:

      Seriously. Don’t break my heart! He seems so neutral and has performed at the White House while Obama was president. Can you point to what he said? Another one of my crushes is about to bite the dust

  16. TheOtherMaria says:

    Ugh, he can go kick rocks.

  17. Nev says:

    Gross. I can’t.

  18. Jayna says:

    I come into contact with attorneys who in their 30s or 40s, obviously well-educated, living in a city, not a small town, and I am shocked with all the comments about they are voting for Donald and not saying anything negative about him, saying things like this, at least he says what he thinks, ignoring the horrible comments, or one said, well, it might be good to have a non-politician in the office. They are smart, but they are Republicans and vote their ticket. But not to criticize who they are stuck with stuns me. In my mind, I just think, they’re men. They don’t care about the misogynistic comments, etc. Very disheartening to see the embracing of him by intelligent men who should be disgusted by Donald’s comments on so many subjects..

    Uggghhhhhhhhhhh. There are plenty of people who still refuse to see how frightening Donald Trump is to be our next Commander in Chief..

    • Erinn says:

      This is what I don’t understand. The things that they’re using to ‘validate’ why they’re voting Trump are so meaningless. Most of these people aren’t even basing it on the party platform. If someone is making their decision based on the platform they believe in / benefits them – whatever. At least you’re looking at it deeper than “well he says what he thinks” or “well he made a lot of money”.

      I’m still confused by the people who think Trump is for the little guy. What about an elitist millionaire makes you think he cares about the little guy? He’s not going to suddenly start taxing himself and his buddies more and the ‘peasants’ less. His life is so non-comparable to the regular folks that I don’t understand how anyone can think that he relates to them. Unless they’re comparing him to their offensive uncle who rants and shouts and doesn’t filter himself, I just don’t see it.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Yeah the “he says what he thinks” really chaps my ass when it comes to electing the PRESIDENT. This isn’t a joke, and this isn’t a game.

      If these people are going for surgery, are they going to shoo away the qualfied doctor and ask the oustpoken postal carrier to take over because “he’s not establishment!”

      I just don’t get it.

    • someone says:

      Honestly, that is the quandary for a lot of us Republicans. I don’t like Donald Trump as a person but I don’t like the democratic fiscal policies. I much more agree with the Republican view on how/which social programs to fund and how I want to be taxed and how to grow the economy.

      It’s fine to say people are wrong to vote for Trump as a person but those who take that further and bash the Republican party and say they have no validity to their underlying viewpoints I feel are going to far. There are some valid points the Republicans have about economic issues. Many people will end up voting for Hillary that do not agree AT ALL with her suggested economic policies. Hopefully the House and Senate will remain a counterbalance on that…

      • Betsy says:

        There is nothing valid in the Republican policies as they have been practiced in my lifetime. Trickle down economics, cutting taxes as they spend, spend, spend…. The nation does better under Democratic presidents and House/Senate.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes, just amazing how many Republicans are hopping on the Trump train, without seeming to sort out what it really means to do so. Here in Ohio our governor, John Kasich, is one of the few to show true integrity and courage by refusing to endorse. (And that’s “endorse,” Blake, not “enforce.”). BTW, the July 11&18 issue of The New Yorker ran an extraordinary and beautifully written piece by George Saunders on the Trump crowds he has followed. I highly recommend it. One of the few good things coming out of this otherwise bonkers election cycle is the triggering of some unusually insightful reporting and commentary.

  19. Curtis says:

    Love this site! I’m a black man proud to be voting for Trump. Let’s not put each other down. I’ve never seen an election where I was called names for voting for someone. In this climate right now, name calling isn’t going to convince me to vote for Hillary. Can’t we all just respect each other’s opinions?

    • Tiny Martian says:

      But this isn’t about opinion. Trump is not an intelligent man, and he’s a liar. Simple fact-checking proves this, I’m not talking about opinions here. The facts also show that he’s a terrible businessman. But for some reason, his “plain talk” has pulled the wool over a lot of people’s eyes and they think he is just dandy. He’s not.

      Handing the presidency of the most powerful nation on earth with the strongest military force to an emotionally unstable megalomaniac who is completely ignorant of world affairs is extremely dangerous, that’s all. People who think he’s a viable candidate need to check the data.

    • pikawho? says:

      Is your name Clayton Bigsby?

      • Dirty Martini says:

        Of course it’s about opinion. Most things are. Yes your truth is he lies. Hillary lies too — sniper fire on Tarmac in Bosnia, the stupid email debacle. It’s your OPINION that his lies are worse. Plenty of folks agree. Plenty disagree, It’s our opinions about the facts that pull the voting lever. But let’s be honest that it’s about opinion.

        At least that’s mine. 😃

      • Shark Bait says:

        Pikawho?… oh I laughed and laughed at that. Thank you.

      • shannon says:

        Omg I just died laughing!

    • amunet ma'at says:

      But I mean, how in good conscience can you vote for someone who has a KKK following, someone who has a segment of supporters who spit vitriol and vile towards POC and women? I mean, I don’t understand how that can link up. Nothing in his platform is supportive of “the little people.” I don’t understand how he can act unsure about the KKKs support of his campaign but have the nerve to make negative comments about BLM. Like that’s not computing. I’m not saying this because I support Hilary, because I don’t like or respect her whatsoever, but I also recognize the coded Nazi language Trump uses in his speeches and see a segment of his followers being abusive towards minorities.

      • TotallyOld says:

        That’s the sad fact amunet. If not careful, we may see a repeat of a time in history that doesn’t bear repeating. The hate towards other races in America is at an all time high since the early 1960′s. Where Trump will take this hate is unthinkable. Open your eyes Trump supporters. Do you want to have our country known as a vile, racist nation for future generations – assuming there will be future generations.

    • Naya says:

      I dont doubt that there is a teeny tiny proportion of black men voting against their own interests but I do doubt that you are actually a black man. Its the internet, Becky with the good hair can show up and claim to be a Compton born and raised Crips member who happens to believe in the racist Trump utopia.

      • Shark Bait says:

        There are actually accounts on Twitter of people pretending to be black Trump supporters. Bizarre.

  20. Tredd says:

    So…only NON-white guys get to have an opinion?
    When are people going to get it?
    You take away ANYONE’S right to their opinion, you take away EVERYONE’S right to their opinion. Why such a tough concept?
    *shaking my head*

    • embertine says:

      Shelton isn’t being silenced. No-one is taking away his right to express his opinion. Not unless “having his right to an opinion taken away” means the same as “giving his opinion in an international magazine interview”.

      So many people think the First Amendment means the right to express any opinion, however damaging or ignorant, while being insulted from criticism. It doesn’t. Criticism of an opinion is also protected free speech.

    • QQ says:

      Sweets, No one is taking anyone’s Opinions or gun or whatever it is ya’ll have talked yourselves into believing, the REAL problem people like Blake and assorted Trump followers are having, (I suspect you are also finding yourself in this predicament a LOT lately?) is that You can indeed have your *ssholey bigoted me first opinions, even feel free to voice them , society at large is also free to reject that crap, call you out on it, and generally let you know you are being an *sshole for said notions, is just the way it goes. That really is what’s at the bottom of “making ‘merica great again” is really “let’s go back to when “you people” (anyone not a certain chromosome and hue) knew their place and didnt question certain people’s dominion over EVERYTHING”

    • Kitten says:

      Holy sh*t who let the trolls out?

    • pleaseicu says:

      Who is taking away the opinion of the white man? On what planet is that remotely happening? Because it’s not happening on planet earth in 2016. Disagreeing with an opinion is not taking it away. When will people get THAT? You’re entitled to your opinion and the rest of us are equally free to say we vehemently disagree with your opinion. No one has the absolute right to an opinion free of any and all criticism and/or disagreement.

      It only crosses over into the illegal or dangerous when the government gets involved and punishes us for our opinions. That hasn’t happened. Yet. Though Trump has basically said that’s exactly what he’ll do once he’s president. But whatever.

    • Cait says:

      Hi, hello, hey – the Dixie Chicks would like a word.

    • K2 says:

      Do you own a television? If you do, how can you possibly imagine white men aren’t able or allowed to voice an opinion? They run absolutely everything. Their opinion is the default option and the first choice. The fact you notice when people push back is because you don’t notice the norm which they push back against. It’s too omnipresent. It’s just the backdrop you expect.

      First black president. Potentially first woman president. Most judges, police, politicians, CEOs, and media moguls are white and male. By a large margin. Yet you think they have no voice? Are you really, really that blind?

  21. Curtis says:

    I may think Hillary is poisonous to millions also but I don’t try and force others into thinking the way I do. I vote how I vote and you do too. Let’s be civil.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      But no one is forcing anyone, Curtis. If you want to publicly state who you are voting for, then be prepared for other people to comment on it. No one forced you to state that you are a Trump supporter, and no one is forcing you to change your opinion of him.

    • Melody says:

      Curtis, I cannot fathom why you as a black man would vote for a man who was prosecuted by the Justice Department for quoting different rental terms to blacks and for giving false no-vacancy statements to black people. Sued for moving black craps dealers away when a high roller came through.

      What do you think he will do for anyone but himself if elected President?

    • Betsy says:

      We are being civil. Being civil does to preclude one from disagreeing. Especially when we’re disagreeing with obvious malarkey.

  22. Smokey says:

    It appears that apposing being “politically correct” is code for “I want to be absolved from responsibility for what I say”. Good to know. Carry on misogynists, racists, and fascists.

    • rahrahrooey says:

      Exactly what I was thinking!

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Exactly this. They want to be able to say the n-word without being called a racist. But yeah, they’re the ones being “oppressed”

  23. Locke Lamora says:

    Oh people have the right to make up their mind. But if they’re voting for Trump they’re idiots. Period. If another Republican was running you could just say they’re selfish people who don’t care about others, but when it’s Trump idiot describes them perfectly. Because he’s not just a racist, sexist, unexperinced, unqualified right winger like the rest of them, his temper and stupidity are actually dangerous.

    I do try to respect other people’s opinions, I really do. Even if I fiercly disagree with almost all right wing policies ( democratic socialism is the fairest and best political ideology, IMO), but when people are actually thinking of putting a freaking reality star in charge of one of the most powerful countries in the world, I just can’t respect their opinion.

    • Annetommy says:

      Great post. Yeh, David Duke’s opinion should not be respected. But Trump “didn’t know enough” about the guys with the pointy hoods and burning crosses to condemn them of course.

  24. Kristen says:

    “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.”

    This is so deeply problematic and disgusting. First of all because he means that DT is making it more acceptable to be publicly racist, misogynistic, and homophobic. Secondly, hate speech absolutely makes people afraid, but the fear comes from the people the speech is directed at.

  25. shoochai says:

    “In country music, we’re so politically correct and so afraid to possibly upset someone” — BAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! Umm, okay. Has he listened to a Toby Keith song lately?

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      …and Toby Keith spent most of his life as a registered democrat. I wish people would vote on policies instead of people’s mode of communicating.

  26. BunnyBear says:

    I saw some quote saying “Political correctness,” the boogeyman under the bed of every person with literally nothing else to oppress them”
    For real though, moment of silence for poor Blake who sometimes has to tweet and delete.

    • QQ says:

      Come through with The facts!! Is so stunning really when you think about it to basically see grown people throw a temper tantrum because they have to be decent and do for people that they consider beneath them, cause really really that’s what it is, that Basic Civility and decency and common courtesy is what they are rankling at when they complain about “being too PC”

      • BunnyBear says:

        Yas! Being to0 p.c. = having empathy and respect for other human beings.
        Sorry people are now asking for the same respect you’ve always felt entitled to I guess?

  27. embertine says:

    “he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid”. Afraid of what, Blake?

    You and Trump are wealthy, straight, cis, able-bodied white men. If you feel you have always been afraid, try to imagine what life is like for the majority of humanity who don’t have your advantages. You know, the ones who actually have a reason to be afraid because society is so absurdly skewed to favour people like you and Donald Trump.

  28. Curtis says:

    I never said only non whites have a right to say who they vote for. I’m voting Trump because he hasn’t been in Washington for 20 years. I’m voting Trump because he knows our economy isn’t like it’s been in the past. Did you know that unemployment has gone down for everyone except black people? I’ve read over and over what people say is racist from him. I don’t see anything he has said that even comes close to be racist. He wants the United States to be respected again and I’m on board. I’m sorry if that offends some of you. Black home ownership is down right now. My friends and family aren’t better off.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      “He wants the United States to be respected again and I’m on board” – if he becomes president, that ship will sail for good. Any respect that has been restored during the Obama years will be ruined forever if you vote for Trump.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      But Curtis, what makes you think that there will be any improvement in these areas under Trump? He doesn’t care about anyone but the upper classes.

      And how on earth does anyone think that the U.S. would have more respect with him as President? The U.S. is currently a global laughingstock due to his presence as a candidate. With him as President, America will have a worse reputation than it did under Bush, Jr. And everyone hated Americans then, that’s when 9/11 happened.

    • pikawho? says:

      Here is a list of racist horrible things he has said with receipts and links. It probably won’t change your mind since Trump supporters are allergic to facts, but I’m feeling generous.

    • Lynnie says:

      Ignore him. He’s a troll who parrots the same “But, but I’m black! Don’t hurt my feelings about voting for Trump!!” on all the political threads.

      • Sammy B says:

        Yep Curtis is most certainly a troll. As a black woman the lack of empathy DT shows to black civilians who are being murdered by police is enough to let me know that he doesn’t give a f**K about us.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yep. Same crap he was spewing yesterday, almost word for word. All while making sure to tell us I’m Black Y’all.

      • TotallyOld says:

        He’s probably a paid plant by the Trump machine.

      • Shark Bait says:

        TotallyOld… those seriously exist and I find it hilarious.

    • Insomniac says:

      How is Trump’s complete lack of government experience a *plus*? If I were about to have life-saving surgery and a guy came into my hospital room and informed me that while he wasn’t actually a doctor, he’d read some things and was sure he knew way more than those snooty elitist doctors with their medical degrees and years of experience … well, I’d be calling security to get that idiot out of my room before someone got hurt.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Running a company doesn’t mean you can run a country. Would you vote for Bill Gates? He runs a successful company.

    • sarah says:

      White men are the most fragile voting block. They should tru to live a day as a woman or a poc and they’ll see That they have it pretty good

    • hogtowngooner says:

      I can’t presume to know your situation and I do sincerely hope things get better, but honestly what specifically has he said he is going to do to make anything better for anyone? What is his plan for… well, ANYTHING? All he’s done is tell pissed off people what they want to hear. He has not presented a solution for any of the problems he rants about.

      Donald Trump doesn’t care about you, or any of us. He wants to win a popularity contest and is prepared to sink the entire country to do it.

  29. G says:

    Lol at all these comments by the Trumpbots.

    Dude has a history of being a douche. I certainly never got the running over turtles thing, so am I surprised? Nah. He’s a country star. They tend to lean right or at least humor the right. No one wants to end up like the Dixie Chicks.
    I don’t like Blake so I don’t care who he votes for. The saying what he thinks thing gets old though. So do I but if i say something bad I should be corrected on it. That’s not being PC, that’s being a decent human being.

  30. Curtis says:

    Why are people who support Trump Trumpbots but not Hillary followers the same way? Why am I called names for having an opinion different than others on here? If he’s this bad, why are the polls suggesting he’s leading?

    • G says:

      Fascism appeals to scared people.
      For the record, this is coming from someone who isn’t a Clinton fan.
      I don’t care what you believe in. Not going to bother arguing with you. But you aren’t even talking about the country star, just about yourself and Trump. You’re way too caught up in him and it seems very troll-esque.
      Have a good one.

    • Insomniac says:

      Have you seen some of the debates here between Hillary supporters and Bernie supporters? Clearly not.

    • The truth hurts says:

      Curtis, Trump is leading for several reasons one reason people are republican and he’s the main candidate and don’t think they have any other wait to vote but they don’t actually support him. Two they don’t want Hillary to win and that also happens to be a main reason why people are voting for Hillary so trump doesn’t win. Three they actually support him, I’d like to think this is just a few people so if he does win I can still be somewhat safe.

      You arguing that he’s leading in the polls doesn’t mean anything, so is Hillary and in the past many other people who shouldn’t have been in office. I don’t like any of the candidates and can’t vote, no old enough yet. I do agree with you that we should be respectful of people and their opinions but that has to work both ways, I don’t want to be called horrible things by anybody (even though I know it’s inevitable) just because it’s their opinion. I don’t agree with PC entirely, I like the idea of respecting people but I will admit those who aren’t PC I appreciate as well because I know who to look out for and its a reminder we still need respect and to be kind to each other which is something you asked for a lot on this whole thread. I will admit I don’t like everything thing PC I’m okay with someone having an opinion as long as it doesn’t harm someone or isn’t rude or against their rights.

      Like I said above don’t like either candidates. Some of the people from both parties, because I’ve seen what you’re talking about are getting out of control however I will say the people who bother me the most are those voting for trump because a few of them (not all of course) think it’s okay to say inappropriate things because trump is “saying what he thinks” that’s a good thing and a bad thing. Freedom of speech isn’t supposed to be for people to be disrespectful to anybody. It’s to be able to say what you think and feel, but if what you think and feel can harm some or take away their rights (which everybody deserves to have), than you don’t deserve free speech. As far as I’m concerned both parties need working on, I don’t belong to either because I think both sides have to many flaws. I can understand respecting tradition/ conservative however I don’t want to be so stuck in the past I can’t see the future, same for progressiveness I don’t want to be so invested in the the future I can’t reflect on my past, there needs to be a middle ground.

    • Lambda says:

      Curtis, you’re a troll who possibly posts under several names. If you’re not a troll, how about you engage in the debate (with your well formed thoughts, haha) instead of dumping posts?

    • lilacflowers says:

      “If he’s this bad, why are the polls suggesting he’s leading? ”

      You do know Hitler was elected, right?

  31. Lucy says:

    Gwen, I love you, but please come get your man.

  32. Ariel says:

    “He says what he think” = he says racist and sexist shit without consequence.
    “You don’t have to be afraid” *caveat* if you are a white man who is racist and sexist and homophobic and wants to say shit about that freely with no fear of consequence.
    If you are a black man or a brown man- you have plenty to be afraid of.
    But Blake isn’t black or brown- so why should he give a shit about humans who don’t look like him?
    Blake Shelton is gross.

  33. MissMerry says:

    1. you ‘probably’ wish there was another option?
    do you not know yourself?
    its yes or no, idiot.

    2. “I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president. And I not going to. I don’t do that sh-t.”
    it’s ENDORSE, not enforce, idiot.

    and I’ve never, ever listened to a song of his, but the ‘fear’ of being PC in the country music business…I just don’t believe that. Don’t they sing about pretty girls being like tractors? and drinking till you forget your ex-girlfriend or some sh*t?

    • qwerty says:

      Yeah, I 5hink he would have more to lose if he enforced (lol) Hilary being a country star?

  34. LinaLamont says:

    Eh. He likes to kill animals for fun. Always found him repulsive.

  35. Trixie says:

    Well there goes any respect I had for Blake.

  36. cindy says:

    With trump I just keep thinking about the head count. How many of them are there? They will all show up, that’s for sure. So how many exactly are there and how many of us? We may not all show up, especially people who hate trump,but hate Hilary too. That’s scary. So how many of us? It’s all coming down to the head count.

  37. Adele Dazeem says:

    This is why I’ve always believed entertainers need to do what they do best. ENTERTAIN. While I’ve never heard one of his songs, allegedly I hear he’s a good singer. Just sing, please. Leave the political discourse to people that aren’t seeking public approval through ticket sales etc.

    Criticize Swifty if you will, but I kinda appreciate stars that stay in their wheelhouse. I was watching the DNC last night and my husband was like “who are these b list people and why would the kid from Kick Ass Influence my vote?’ Bahahaha. My husband doesn’t keep up much with pop culture. But seriously. Hollywood people do what you do best. Entertain us don’t condescend to us. You have no idea what it’s like out here in the real world being non famous and non rich.

  38. Melody says:

    Here are some words to use in place of “afraid” in his quote: decent, fair, honorable, truthful, diplomatic, thoughtful, and good.

  39. KiddVicious says:

    I hate that he’s hot, my brain momentarily forgets he’s a a**hole.

  40. Green_Eyes says:

    What about Trumps business dealings that are being funded by Russian Banks? It looks rather shady when no tax returns are being made available, especially as there are years when he didn’t pay taxes in the past and it’s always been a requirement of Candidates. I really don’t think a US President should be indebted to foreign governments. Then there is his strange friendship/mutual bro ship with Putin & letting it be known he’d love for them to hack away some more. (Irony being they already had – was just reported last night the DCCC). Not far of a leap to think Trump gives the Russians what they want, he gets what he wants (debts paid off & what’s left of the US after Russia invades). YES! Trump thinks he is unbeatable in every way & that he is playing the Press & Putin. He has no real clue what he’s doing and how dangerous that can be. Putin will chew Trump up and spit him out… God help this country..

    • Lambda says:

      I can’t know whether Trump’s business interests are in any way financed by the Russians, but from what’s visible, probably not. Trump does not have any real estate holdings or projects in Russia. But here’s another aspect: since at least the late 90s he’s been vocally craving an ‘in’ in that market, he just never knew how to gain the right access in that corrupt depressed madhouse that Russia is. But the presidency could give him that access, no? It’s my belief that he’s chasing the presidency not only because of ego, but he also wants to get richer, or his family.

      • Green_Eyes says:

        LAMDA, no he has US business endeavors on our US soil but financed by Foreign banks. Duetche banks anymore refuse to finance him due to dealings in the past & US banks are almost as scarce for him due to his numerous bankruptcies (more than he lets on). Those are who he calls his “Foreign Investors”. I agree with you that he wants to get richer & thinks he will gain access to. But not releasing his tax returns is still hiding something shady. He’s nothing but shady..

  41. Bee says:

    So he’s free to say what he thinks, which is a bunch of misogynist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic fear mongering.

    “Don’t be afraid to say what you think” seems to be code for Blake. It means Blake can also say misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic things.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      it does mean Blake can say those things., but Blake is anything but. There are tons of pictures of him kissing guys, hugging guys, he is a big supporter of Charley Pride and Darius Rucker.
      In these discussion’s its important to take cultural norms into consideration. People in the midwest/Texas like straight talk. It doesn’t mean they agree with the content.

  42. adastraperaspera says:

    What Blake is really saying is that his employer–the vast corporate empire of the Warner Music Group–has most likely been requiring his songwriters to lay off of using tired old stereotypes in lyrics, in favor of cultivating a multicultural cross-over audience. Country music of the Toby Keith variety is not selling these days. This is evidenced by the 2016 Country Music Television (CMT) Awards show lineup:

    I think he’s probably having some biz meetings in Nashville today about the response to this interview and his tweets and how they’re going to spin it. And Billboard? They’re just laughing all the way to the bank, after trading so cynically on the “Make America Great” propaganda.

  43. JudyK says:

    He hasn’t “enforced” anyone for President. Uh, Blake, that would be “endorsed.” I’m from Oklahoma and like him, or did, but I don’t do dumb. I remember thinking he wasn’t too bright several years ago when he got the lyrics wrong to a national song.

  44. Wood Dragon says:

    Ugh! We go from such righteous mensches as Haggard in country western music to morons like Shelton. Damn I miss Merle Haggard, a man of sense and real talent. At least we still have Willie Nelson.

  45. amilu says:

    Uh, what if you’re afraid of Trump?

    And I was *JUST* starting to warm up to Blake Shelton (after watching a clip of him eating sushi with Jimmy Fallon)…

  46. Ryan says:

    His whole campaign is based on fear mongering. He is 100% trying to prove that you need to be afraid.

  47. Cat87 says:

    You know what group of people get away with saying what ever they want, childern. You suspect a you child to say something that lacks intelligent, misquote the facts and struggle to articulate their rationale. Childern are still learning how to be social, considerate of others and knowing what words to use that doesn’t mislead.

    But there is no excuse when adult speaks in such inappropriate and crude matter. It’s not a matter of being PC but whether Trump is sound in his argument. Whether the facts he is stating in his speeches are accurate. There is one thing to speak your mind but another to use sterotypes, bigotry and school-yard slanter to articulate your point.

    • Tate says:

      Yep. This sums is all up perfectly. I don’t want a grown man with a child like mentality running the country.

  48. casivas says:

    Oh yay, yet another liberal political opinion piece! Well I’m still on the Trump train and love Blake!!

  49. K.C. says:

    You know, I go back and forth on how I feel about celebrities providing political insight. I think there’s a place for it in music, because it has the power to reflect our times and allows people to connect with it on a very deep level. I also think celebrities should use their position of power to give everyday people a voice on various social issues. That’s great.

    But then I go and read stuff like this, and think perhaps the celebrities that avoid political talk all together have the right idea.

    For me, Trump could never be an option. Ever. It blows my mind people take seriously such a childish, hateful “man.”

  50. dahlia1947 says:

    I completely agree with him about watching ALL the news channels and Then making up your mind.

  51. lile says:

    “……no longer have to be so afraid….” Afraid of what, exactly????? The ONLY way I can interpret this is that Blake is saying that closet racists no longer have to be afraid of flying their racist flag. Be a proud bigot, is what he seems to be saying. I cannot think of one other thing Trump has shown people that they need not be afraid of. That and being an unbelievable asshole. That’s it. Either way, I’m DONE with Blake. He was my #1 Favorite Male Country Artist for the last 10 years. Now I am wondering why!!! Bye Felicia!

  52. Andrea says:

    Any Latino knows that “Mexican” is code for “Latino”. Just like any “Chinese” could be from Taiwan, Vietnam, Philipines, Japan, Malasya, etc etc. When Trump said “Anyone coming from south of the border is a rapist and a murderer” we all know that he is talking about us Latinos. We come from 22 different countries. He Is A Racist and a mysoginist. Period. He uses derogatory terms to talk about women (bleeding from their whatever) makes fun of people with disabilities, discriminates Muslims and Blacks, steal money from hardworking citizens (Trump University and the Trump Tower in TAMPA FL where I live), cheates on his wives, wants to have sex with his oldest daughter, has multiple lawsuits, went bankrupt 6 TIMES and the list goes on and on and on. There is NOTHING positive about this man, I dont know why you are defending him

  53. Sammy B says:

    Lol… you’re complaining about people being on a high horse while preaching from the highest pedestal…if you respected other people’s opinions you wouldn’t be so dismissive of people with liberal/progressive believes as “the opinions of Hollywood”. Over 50% of people have those opinions and they existed long before Hollywood. Without liberal and progressive believes we black people would still be considered property. You don’t want to be called a bigot, then don’t say bigoted $hit.

  54. Tate says:

    I think Trump is racist and sexist based purely on what Trump himself has said. I merely believed his own worlds. How is that disgusting?

    BTW, you sound as angry as Donald himself.

  55. lilacflowers says:

    One does not have to be a liberal to object to bigotry. And the use of the term “politically correct” has become the hallmark of bigotry.

  56. ida says:

    “finally someone saying his opinion”. the whole situation is so 1932/1933. most germans did not take hitler and his nazi party seriously. the polititians thought they could control this. 12 years later 66 million people dead. oh, and hitler always said what he wanted. to erase the jewish race in europe and to conquer land in the east. so for me I understand very well why some flip out. trump is no joke and what he wants should not be taken lightly… he is dangerous and people like blake do not want to see.

  57. lilacflowers says:

    Cheering wildly!