Adam Levine on 'I Hate This Country' Remark: It Was Made Out of 'Frustration'
"Last night’s elimination of Judith and Sarah was confusing and downright emotional for me," the Maroon 5 frontman said in a statement.
Adam Levine has clarified his "I hate this country" comment made during Tuesday's The Voice after contestants Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were eliminated from the show.
The Maroon 5 frontman issued a statement Wednesday:
"I obviously love my country very much, and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration," he wrote. "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."
Levine had tweeted definitions for the words "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted" and "misunderstand" on Tuesday after the comment drew attention.
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