I’m not a big Adam Levine fan, but this made me angry!
The Maroon 5 frontman sparked a huge controversy after an offhanded remark on Tuesday’s results episode of The Voice, in which he was overheard muttering “I hate this country” after his contestants Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were eliminated due to lack of viewer votes. And then, I guess people were SOOO pissed of that he had to apologize? Come ON.
“I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration,” Levine explained to Us Weekly. Some Twitter followers called out Levine’s slam as unpatriotic, insensitive and uncalled for; the singer initially responded via Twitter by defining the terms “joke,” “humorless,” “lighthearted” and “misunderstand.” Others agreed with Levine’s outrage over the elimination results.
“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,” continued Levine, whose team member Amber Carrington still has a shot at winning this season on the NBC singing competition.
“I am very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show,” he continued.
Good response. I mean, come ON, people. Do celebs have to monitor every little thing they say?!