Adam Levine on hot mic: ‘I hate this country'; Sends douche-tweets; Updated
did @adamlevine just say "I hate this country" on live TV?
— ᴊᴏsʜᴀʏ (@ohheyjoshay) May 29, 2013
Yes, yes he did. On “The Voice” Tuesday night, a hot mic picked up coach Adam Levine saying, “I hate this country,” as one member of Team Adam advanced and two others were voted off the show.
— Chris (@Chris_1791) May 29, 2013
Just heard Adam Levine say "I hate this country" on The Voice. No one is keeping you here, Adam.
— Jason Philyaw (@VoiceOTheTigers) May 29, 2013
Oh boy Adam Levine just said " I hate this country" at the end of the Voice… I sense an apology forthcoming…
— NDM (@NDependentMiss) May 29, 2013
Apology? That’s not really Levine’s style.
The Obama superfan and Maroon 5 singer tweeted four dictionary definitions: joke, humorless, lighthearted and misunderstand. Translation: You guys are idjits and I’m not apologizing. Typical douche move.
1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or prankish act— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
1. Lacking a sense of humor.
2. Said or done without humor— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky 2 : cheerfully optimistic— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
Date: 13th century
1 : to fail to understand 2 : to interpret incorrectly— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
Classless, kind of like the time Levine insisted it was cool for him to be an anti-Mormon bigot because Mormons are bigots.
I think we understood your "I hate this country" comment clearly, @adamlevine. It's not a joke, not lighthearted. We know you well.
— #MakeDCListen™(R-VA) (@RickCanton) May 29, 2013
Levine’s now blaming “frustration” for his douchiness.
His official statement, via Entertainment Weekly:
“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.”
We await his forthcoming apologies to all the “humorless” people he insulted.