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Blake Shelton Reacts To Westboro Baptist Church's Threat To Picket Concert

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As one of the biggest stars in country music, Blake Shelton is used to being the subject of criticism. But now, one of Shelton's upcoming concerts has become the target for a planned picket by the Westboro Baptist Church. 

The Westboro Baptist Church is an unaffiliated Baptist church, known for picketing at large events, particularly ones pertaining to politics. Centered in Topeka, Kansas, the Westboro Baptist Church also carries on daily pickets in the city.

Now, the Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket Shelton's upcoming concert in Kansas City, Missouri on February 26. After the group tweeted about its plans and shared a parody of Shelton's hit song "Boys Round Here," news of the picket got back to Shelton, who responded on Twitter, and he didn't hold anything back.

"Great!!!!" Shelton wrote. "Lots of my crew guys will be happy to see your wives.. Again."

As it turns out, this isn't the first time the Westboro Baptist Church has planned a picket at one of Shelton's concerts.

During another concert in Kansas City in 2013, the group picketed Shelton's concert in protest of him divorcing his first wife and marrying fellow country star, Miranda Lambert. Shelton also responded to the group's threats at that time, in his signature, no-nonsense way.

Despite all of the drama surrounding his February 26 concert, Shelton's current tour has been a major success so far. Shelton kicked off the tour in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 18, and will remain on the road until the end of August.

Tune in below to watch Shelton's live performance of "Kiss My Country Ass" during his concert in Cincinnati.

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