Now Blake Shelton Doesn't Like the Chronicle Too

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Country star and no fan of Rocks Off Blake Shelton has now made it two for two in voicing his displeasure with members of the Houston music media. Late Tuesday night the "Honeybee" singer went after Chronicle critic Joey Guerra on Twitter, reacting in a most unsportsmanlike manner to Guerra's effectively wishing "good riddance" to Holly Tucker, a favorite of Shelton's on NBC's popular singing competition The Voice.

"Holly Tucker is gone. It took much too long," wrote Guerra, who recaps The Voice for the Chronicle's television blog Tubular. "But finally. Back to Baylor University in Waco for you, madam."

Guerra's comments prompted the following tweets from Shelton:

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Damn, dude. We don't watch The Voice, and we realize there's probably a lot at stake for these contestants, who are young and whose feelings can easily bruise. But criticism comes with the territory, especially in reality TV. We've always known Guerra to be pretty even-handed -- but more importantly, if he wanted to be snarky, he certainly could have been much snarkier here.

Defending Tucker's honor by calling Guerra "chickenshit" is probably not doing him any favors in the court of public opinion; the story has already been picked up by one of the top national country-music blogs, The Boot, and is no doubt sending Shelton's PR damage-control specialists into a tizzy.

Of course this couldn't help remind of Rocks Off of a few months ago, when we ourselves were the targets of the "Honey Bee" singer's 140-character ire. In our review of his March 15 performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, we said this: "If it's possible for someone to be both smug and shiftless at the same time, Shelton was."

The next Monday, a fan of his tweeted him Rocks Off's review, which prompted him to hit us up at the main Houston Press Twitter account:

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Three months later, we stand by what we wrote, especially after Shelton's shenanigans Tuesday night. Man, we realize The Voice has been a pretty lucrative boon for your career, but still: it's just a TV show.




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21 comments
MadMac
MadMac

I get Mr. Shelton's point; hurtful words and kids and all that. But, see, if you're a muscian and you come up the NORMAL way, you take your lumps, small to medium to large and you either pull on some big boy/girl underroos or go sell used cars. However, if you take a short cut on a national TV/talent show you're gonna take some national-sized lumps. And, I don't see Mr. Shelton getting in a twist for the poodle jugglers on America's Got Talent when they get slammed. Or does his magnanimity and protection only apply to little girls he can make a buck off? 

Kay Van Cleave
Kay Van Cleave

He needs to have another drink as this is what is mentioned most when people talk about him. Sobriety does wonders for anger management.

Robi Simone
Robi Simone

That's why twitter & alcohol don't mix... At least for Blake Shelton.

JohnSeabornGray
JohnSeabornGray

I can't believe we finally found a pig-ignorant, loud-mouthed hayseed who *isn't* willing to hang out in the Chronicle's comments section.

Mark Renucci
Mark Renucci

He's defending his girl. But Holly Tucker needed to go

Jon Bowers
Jon Bowers

FWIW -.ya'all are fairly douchey..

Jaime Puente
Jaime Puente

Remember that time Blake Shelton mattered? .... Me neither.

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

The guy's a douche. Makes more room at the rodeo for people a little more deserving, anyway (paging Ryan Bingham & Robert Earl Keen)

Yhui
Yhui

And this is a bad thing? Personally, I couldn't care any less about a Blake Shelton concert.

Dillon Robert Howland III
Dillon Robert Howland III

I don't watch the show at all and I am also not familiar with Blake Shelton other than some of his songs. I can understand his feeling the need to defend a young girl he mentored, but he's showing these kids that it is okay to let critics get under your skin. This is America, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Not everyone is going to like you, and these kids need to learn how to handle that in a mature manner. If Blake Shelton really wants these kids to succeed in the music industry, he is setting a terrible example. Guerra was just exercising his rights as an American, he was doing nothing wrong. If so, why isn't Shelton lashing out to all the people who didn't vote for her individually?

Deborah Harris
Deborah Harris

Blake will be in rehab around rodeo time next year anyway...

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