Relax: Adam Levine Doesn't Hate America
ADAM LEVINE is catching some heat for a remark he made on Tuesday's episode of "The Voice". It happened as it was being revealed that two of his contestants were going home because they didn't get enough votes.
One of the artists who was eliminated was JUDITH HILL, so that was a bit of a shocker. She's the chick who was rehearsing as MICHAEL JACKSON'S duet partner at the time of his death, and she was considered a favorite to win this season.
After it started to become clear that America hadn't voted to keep her in the competition, Adam muttered under his breath, "I hate this country." (Here's video. The comment comes at the 1:14 mark.)
He wasn't on camera at the time, and may not have realized that his microphone was on. Regardless, people FREAKED OUT over it on social media sites, and spit vitriol at Adam for dissing America. Some idiots were even calling for Adam to be FIRED. After this GIGANTIC CONTROVERSY lit up the Internet, Adam responded by Tweeting dictionary definitions of the words: "Joke," "humorless," "lighthearted," and "misunderstand." (Here's his Twitter feed.) That seemed to fan the flames, because then people started ripping him for that.
So Adam released an actual statement, explaining the comment. He said, "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration. I'm passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. [The] 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'm very connected to my artists and know they have long careers ahead, regardless of their outcome on the show."
Notice there's no apology in there.