After two of his three contestants were voted off the May 28 episode of ‘The Voice’, coach Adam Levine let his voice be heard to everyone in America who was listening.
In a moment of anger right before his contestants Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were shockingly voted off, Adam Levine said under his breath “I hate this country” with his microphone still on. Now, the singer is receiving massive backlash for his comment, but he is defending what he calls a misunderstanding in a statement to HollywoodLife.com.
Adam Levine Tweets Response To Outrage
He was seemingly upset about two of his talents going home — who wouldn’t be? While the Maroon 5 singer hasn’t made an official statement about his controversial comment, he did go to Twitter on May 29 to respond to some of the backlash. He tweeted the definitions of certain words to clear up that, in fact, he didn’t actually hate America:
joke- noun 1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or prankish act
mis·un·der·stand Pronunciation: \(ˌ)mi-ˌsən-dər-ˈstand\ Date: 13th century 1 : to fail to understand 2 : to interpret incorrectly
Let’s face it, Adam Levine doesn’t hate this country. He was just angry that not enough people voted to keep Judith and Sarah on the show, both incredible performers. However, he still has Amber Carrington, whose powerful rendition of Adele’s ‘Skyfall‘ on May 27 solidified herself a place in the top 6.
Adam Releases Statement Explaining Himself
After such a huge backlash, Adam released the following statement to HollywoodLife.com:
I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration. Being a part of “The Voice,” I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. Last night’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me and my comments were made based on my personal dissatisfaction with the results. I am very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show.
So HollywoodLifers, how do YOU feel about Adam’s controversial comment? Do YOU like how he responded? Tell us what YOU think!
WATCH: Adam Levine Says ‘I Hate This Country’ Live On ‘The Voice’
— Avery Thompson
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