The country superstar read the meanest tweets he's received since being named the Sexiest Man Alive

By Melody Chiu
November 16, 2017 04:50 PM
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Blake Shelton is clapping back at Twitter trolls with the sense of humor that helped him win the Sexiest Man Alive crown.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, the country superstar read the meanest responses he’s received since PEOPLE revealed Shelton is this year’s SMA.

“I wanted to look at social media and see what’s being said out there by my supportive people, so I just wanted to read you some of my favorite mean posts,” he says in a video recorded backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Woke up this morning to news that Blake Shelton is the Sexiest Man Alive. RIP every sexy man in the world who died in the ‘Great Sexy Plague of 2017’ overnight. You will be missed,” read one Tweet.

“Blake Shelton is sexy if you like a guy who’s always about to lean in and tell you about a hearty, healthy American dog food,” wrote another.

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While the 41-year-old singer — whose album Texoma Shore hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week — has had to field some haters, his fans have also come out in droves to gush over his new title.

Shelton’s biggest fan Gwen Stefani also crowed about her boyfriend‘s latest accolade on social media.

“I guess I’ve been kissing the #sexiestmanalive all this time but @people I knew that allready [sic]!!” she wrote on Twitter, adding a cute photo of the couple smooching.

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The No Doubt rocker — who’s been dating Shelton for two years after falling in love on the set of The Voice — also opened up to PEOPLE exclusively about why he’s so deserving of the title.

“He’s perfect for it. Somebody that is funny and has a sense of humor is sexy — that’s the No. 1 thing. It’s interesting because I don’t think any of those things like beauty or sexy or whatever what you want to describe humans is necessarily a physical thing that people are attracted to,” said Stefani, 48. “It’s all about the heart, and he has that big ol’ gigantic heart in there, so he’s quite an attractive human. I’m not the only one that thinks it!”