Adam Levine is feeling the heat from a comment he made after two of his singers were eliminated from "The Voice" this week.
The Maroon 5 singer, 34, was overheard saying "I hate this country" after two of his contestants, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, received the least amount of votes from America and were eliminated from the singing competition.
A firestorm erupted on social media over the words.
In a statement released to NBC, he said, "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."
And on his own Twitter account, he responded simply by posting definitions to words such as "misunderstand" and "joke."
mis·un·der·stand Pronunciation: \(ˌ)mi-ˌsən-dər-ˈstand\Date: 13th century1 : to fail to understand 2 : to interpret incorrectly— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
joke-noun1. 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
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