Country star Blake Shelton fired back on Twitter at the Westboro Baptist Church after the controversial religious group threatened to picket his upcoming show. Shelton responded directly to a tweet from the Westboro Baptist Church's Twitter account that announced the boycott of "The Voice" judge's concert on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., mocking it with a single tweet.
"We'll be picketing @blakeshelton this Friday @ Sprint! Warm your voices up w/our parody! Boys Round Here," read a tweet posted to the group's Twitter on Tuesday, along with a download link to its version of Shelton's 2013 hit "Boys 'Round Here."
"Great!!!! Lots of my crew guys will be happy to see your wives.. Again," the 39-year-old crooner fired back on Twitter.
After Shelton replied to the threat on Tuesday, the group tweeted a link to a photo of the signs the members plan to hold while they picket his concert, which read, "God Hates Drunks." The group explained its decision to target Shelton in a statement posted to its website.
"WBC will picket the famous adulterer, Blake Shelton, in solemn warning to him and all who would idolize him and his lifestyle full of drunken idolatry and adultery. GOD HATES ADULTERY, Blake - HELLO! IS THIS THING ON?!! God also hates adulterers, drunkards and idolaters - triple whammy!" the statement read.
This isn't Shelton's first run-in with the religious group. He responded to the Westboro Baptist Church in 2013 after it targeted him for his lifestyle choices, Entertainment Tonight reported. The group spoke out against him for marrying his second ex-wife, country singer Miranda Lambert, following his 2006 divorce from his first wife.
"Also @WBCSays... Y'all may want to keep an eye on ur women at my show.. I've got a few band and crew guys that'll be smacking that holy a--!" Shelton wrote in his 2013 response.
See Shelton's tweet below.
Great!!!! Lots of my crew guys will be happy to see your wives.. Again. https://t.co/ZWLdigaMZG
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 23, 2016