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Blake Shelton‘s offbeat sense of humor has caused a stir among animal rights advocates on Twitter in the last few days.  On Friday, Blake tweeted, “Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma?  If so, I didn’t just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash one.”

That didn’t sit well with some tweeters including Ellen DeGeneres.  She posted a message to Blake on Monday saying, “Here’s what’s funny: knock-knock jokes.  Here’s what’s not funny: animal cruelty.”

Blake later used Twitter to point out that he’s raised more than a million dollars for animal rescue and conservation.  Blake also noted he was actually in North Dakota on Friday when he posted the turtle tweet.

He tweeted, “Ok.. Now that ‘Turtle-Gate’ is over I want to apologize for my ignorant joke.. I never ran over a turtle. It wasn’t even possible.”

Blake went on to thank his fans for always having his back on Twitter and noted Tuesday, “As a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife I thought yall should know the Eastern Box turtle doesn’t exist in Oklahoma!!!”

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