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Blake Shelton Gets Flack Over Coronavirus Comments

Blake Shelton at the Tacoma Dome
Blake Shelton performs at the Tacoma Dome on February 14, 2020. (Photo by David Conger / davidconger.com)

Blake Shelton quickly learned that the best way to comment on the COVID19 crisis is probably to not say anything at all.

It started when President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet that had false information. The tweet contained a “baseless QAnon conspiracy theory” spewing false stats about Coronavirus, CNN reports. Twitter eventually deleted the tweet.

The false claim stated that the CDC had “quietly” updated COVID-19 numbers so that 6% of those who passed were actually from the pandemic, while “the other 94% had 2-3 other serious illnesses.”

“I’m not even sure which side(politically) this would land on. But am I the only person who sees the new CDC update as some actual good news? Just that. Not left or right… Just updated info that’s better than we thought. I mean does everything have to be a fight these days?” He also added, “I’m talking about 6% news.”

A fan responded back, “Do some actual research, Blake. A majority of the damn country has pre-existing health conditions. A lot don’t even know they have them. So, if they contract COVID, it’s okay because those without will probably live? If you don’t understand the info, just don’t say anything.”

And it didn’t stop there.

Finally, Shelton responded and ended his convo with:

“Whew… I can see that there’s no way a fight won’t erupt about this stuff. No matter how you slice it. And that’s last thing I wanted. Stay healthy and safe everyone.”