Blake Shelton’s turtle soup joke leaves a bad taste with reptile lovers!/blakeshelton/status/228875044649050112

Now that eating chicken has become a political statement that threatens to divide the country, what could possibly be next? Turtles?


It seemed to start with a seemingly innocent, if juvenile, Twitter joke that had fans laughing.

@blakeshelton Yes, the Eastern Box Turtle is protected. Hope your gonna make turtle stew out of the one you smashed!!!!!

— Official Cody West™ (@codywestmusic) July 27, 2012

@blakeshelton lmao!!! Road kill.. I seen it first !! Hahaha 😉

— Amanda May (@Ureverydaygirl) July 27, 2012

It seems there are certain things you don’t joke about.

@BlakeShelton That turtle's life meant something- was your tweet a bad joke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being? @John_F_Taylor

— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) July 27, 2012

@bjkingape: That turtle's life meant something- was your tweet a bad joke? Why would you be so cruel to a living being?” Shut up…

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2012

@blakeshelton @bjkingape Did you just tell a fan to Shut Up? Really? Damn, not cool.

— Tiffany Walker (@4rolltide) July 27, 2012

It’s on. Now you’ve dragged a herpetologist into this mess. Is there or is there not a dead turtle involved, or is it just a bad joke?

@John_F_Taylor: Really what a disappointment u r. Killing turtles with your car then asking if they are protected?” I tried to give it CPR!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2012

@blakeshelton @John_F_Taylor I am sure he was joking!

— Svedesina (@miamoa2002) July 27, 2012

@John_F_Taylor: so let me ask you personally, is it or is it not a joke?.” Dude.. You REALLY need to get laid… Please go meet people.

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2012

Listen @John_F_Taylor… Put down the hermit crab, comb your hair, brush your teeth and go to a bar. Hurry!!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 27, 2012

Can we call it a night?

Thanks North Dakota for a great night!!! I love y'all!!!! Now I'm gonna set back and enjoy a nice warm bowl of turtle soup…. Goodnight!!!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

No, we can’t. Welcome to Day 2 of Turtlegate.

@bjkingape If you search @turtlefeed, you'll see that you're exactly on the money. I've been receiving turtle-threats since last night.

— Turtle (@turtlefeed) July 28, 2012

Hey @turtlefeed. Before u make an even bigger dipshit of urself you should research on how much money I have raised to feed homeless animals

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

Hey @turtlefeed.. I solely have raised over a million dollars in animal rescue/conservation alone… How much have you raised? Oh. Ok. Next!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

Now @turtlefeed… Go back to hugging the tree and us grown ups that work will make everything ok for you… Sweet dreams you little booger!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

The best part of all of this is that the dumb asses didn't even look to see that I'm not even in Oklahoma today!! I'm in North Dakota!!

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

@blakeshelton Amazing how so many ppl that follow you don't understand when you're making a joke. This turtle one was pretty obvious.

— Jeff Swetland (@icecoldjeff) July 28, 2012

@blakeshelton I could care less what state you're in…..killing turtles intentionally (not to mention bragging about it) is sick anywhere.

— Max Terrepene (Max) (@MaxTerrepene) July 28, 2012

Normally we’d be tempted to say this was the tweet that broke the camel’s back, but under the circumstances we’ll leave that one alone.

For the last time I didn't hit a turtle! I haven't seen a turtle! So please all you turtle freaks go back to eating your boogers!! It's ok.

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

Just for the record, Blake Shelton loves turtles. A lot.

“@Bmags2k8: I like turtles” Me too!!! I hug and caress them everyday. I love turtles! I love turtles!! I F&CKING love turtles!! #turtlepower

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2012

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