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Blake Shelton is being as honest as he can.

Earlier this week, several of "The Voice" coach's tweets emerged from 2010 and 2011 and many thought the messages were racist and homophobic.

One scathing report about the tweets urged his girlfriend Gwen Stefani to leave him because of the tweets.

On Wednesday, Blake issued a statement (on Twitter, no less) acknowledging that he wrote the messages, but did so in the name of humor, albeit "inappropriate" humor.

"Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it's always been out there for anyone to see. That said anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind or form," he wrote.

He continued, "Can my humor at times be inappropriate? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said I deeply apologize to anyone who may have been offended."

The tweets in question have been removed but screenshots of them remain alive on the Internet. "Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me. He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn't tell he was gay!!!" one post read.

Another post read: "[Wish] the d--khead in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he's planning to bomb!!"

At the time, the tweets sparked little to no outrage.

On Tuesday, a source told Page Six that "The Voice" was scrambling to do damage control.

"His people think this will blow over," a source said, "but as the scandal unfolded reps for 'The Voice' called at least one site and asked them not to run [coverage] in exchange for continued access to the show."