The Voice star Adam Levine’s ‘I hate this country’ remark on Tuesday’s show is making headlines in the UK.
Wednesday’s Daily Mail headline read, “‘I hate this country’: Adam Levine sparks outrage with ‘unpatriotic’ comment on The Voice… but insists it was just a joke”
The Mail notes that Voice fans slammed Levine for the remark. The Mail reports, “Adam’s comment was branded as ‘unpatriotic’, ‘insensitive,’ and ‘uncalled for’ by some Twitter followers.”
Levine ‘I hate this country’ caught on tape
You can hear the video of Levine saying his now-infamous ‘I hat this country’ in this video at 22 seconds in.
What prompted Levine to say he hated America? NBC’s The Voice star made the remark after Carson Daly said that America had voted to save country music singer Amber Carrington, one of Adam Levin’e contestants. At the time Levine made his anti-American remarks, the camera was focused on fellow coach Blake Shelton. But Levine’s comments were picked up by Levine’s open mic.
Fox reports, “Levine’s (I hate this country) comment seemed out of place, especially since America had chosen to keep one his singers on the show. Earlier in the evening, however, two of Levine’s other contestants, early frontrunner Judith Hill and soul singer Sarah Simmons, were eliminated.”
On Wednesday, Levine apologized for his ‘I hate this country’ remark telling US Weekly, “I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration. 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.”
Levin continued, “”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,” he told US Weekly.
Levine spoke to US on the red carpet after Tuesday’s Voice. He reiterated his disappointment over the results.
“I’m sad . . . and a little pissed off, to be honest. I was shocked, actually. I think they all gave us really strong performances . . . I’m really passionate about these singers and their talent and believe that maybe their talent was overshadowed by some other things.”
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