The Voice 2013: Adam Levine Explains ‘I Hate This Country’ Remark| May 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST
The Voice 2012 coach Adam Levine found himself explaining a joke statement he made on Tuesday night’s results show.
“I hate this country,” Adam could be heard saying just before he learned Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were eliminated from The Voice. He was of course referencing the voters who were about to at least send one of his contestants home. And soon after, the blogoshere and Twitter lit up with people claiming the coach and Maroon 5 frontman was un-American. Adam spent some time explaining himself on Twitter before releasing an official statement.
“I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration,” Adam said. “Being a part of ‘The Voice,’ I am passionately invested in my team and want to see my artists succeed. [Tuesday] 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.”
Most people are reporting this non-story wrong by saying Adam said the comment after he found out Judith and Sarah were eliminated. He actually said it just before. But he already knew he was at least losing one of his artists.
I do understand his confusion, though. I in no way thought Sarah would be going him this week.
You can hear the comment that sparked the mini-controversy below at 1:14
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