Blake Shelton addressed the recent unearthing of his past sexist, racist and homophobic tweets with an apology Wednesday.

Blake Shelton Apologizes

Shelton came under fire earlier this week after Twitter users, searching the country crooner’s Twitter feed, found a number of insensitive tweets. The posts were widely criticized for being offensive particularly towards women, the LGBT community and Muslims.

On Wednesday, Shelton, who is currently in a relationship with Gwen Stefani, issued an apology of sorts. In his statement, Shelton claimed that the posts were his attempts at humor, which he admitted sometimes miss the mark.

“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to see,” wrote Shelton, 40. “That said anyone who knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate or immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anybody who may have been offended.”

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