The Voice

Should Adam Levine Apologize for Saying 'I Hate This Country'?

05/30/2013 at 09:15 AM EDT

The Voice - Adam Levine Controversy: Should He Apologize'?
Adam Levine on The Voice
Trae Patton/NBC

Adam Levine

Adam Levine

Adam Levine has already defended himself after saying "I hate this country" during an angry moment Tuesday on The Voice. But should he go further and apologize?

The Maroon 5 singer, 34, was overheard muttering those words after two of his contestants, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, were eliminated.

Facing a backlash, he later posted definitions on Twitter for the words "misunderstand," "lighthearted," "humorless" and "joke."

He also released a statement Wednesday through NBC clarifying the remark, though not apologizing for it. "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration," he said.



That frustration was expressed in an interview after the show on Tuesday. "People didn't vote for two of the best singers in the competition, and it makes me sad and little bit p–– off, to be honest with you ... I believe in the talent of these singers and maybe their talent was overshadowed by some other things ... To lose two at once, especially two who are so strong and beloved, doesn't make any sense to me."

Clearly upset, Levine's comment came in the heat of the moment – but also on the air.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

What to Watch Today

From Our Partners