Adam Levine has released a statement after the online uproar of his comment during the live airing of The Voice. Levine was recorded saying “I hate this country” under his breath after two of his contestants were voted home.
Last night, America vote off Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, contestants of judge Adam Levine. The Voice is a singing competition that selects a winner based on weekly eliminations based on the judge’s critiques and votes from the country. America votes to save their favorite and those with the lowest scores are in danger of being sent home. Throughout the process, the judges are only able to save one member from the Judge’s duet teams. All in all, the winner will come from the final vote based on viewers. Levine’s comment sent an uproar on social media sites such as Twitter.
Adam Levine released a statement through NBC:
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.