Openly gay country music star Chely
Wright has praised singer Blake Shelton as LGBT supportive.
Wright, who came out lesbian last year,
tweeted support for Shelton after he
apologized for an anti-gay tweet.
After Shelton, a judge on NBC's reality
talent show The Voice, apologized on Thursday at the urging of
gay media watchdog GLAAD, Wright tweeted: “Way to go
“I want my fans and @nbcthevoice fans
to know that anti-gay and lesbian violence is unacceptable!!!!”
Shelton tweeted to his more than 300,000 followers.
Wright messaged that she did not find
Shelton's “joke” funny, but added that he's “a good guy.”
“I know @BlakeShelton wouldn't want
anyone to think that he was suggesting that ant-gay violence is
okay,” she tweeted. “Blake made it clear that he is lgbt
In Shelton's original tweet sent
overnight, he messaged that he was rewriting the lyrics to Shania
Twain's Any Man of Mine from “Any man of mine better walk
the line – Better show me a teasin' squeezing' pleasin' kinda time”
to “Any man that tries Touching my behind He's gonna be a beaten,
bleedin', heaving kinda of guy...”
Shelton's messages was the news that two contestants on The
are gay males.
In a blog post at its website, GLAAD
said Shelton had “displayed some astoundingly bad judgment” in
demanding an apology.