Levine 'I hate this country':  Voice Judge Sparks Outrage

Levine ‘I hate this country’: Voice Judge Sparks Outrage

On The Voice Tuesday, May 28, 2013 before Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were voted off the show, a live microphone feed captured team coach and front man for Maroon 5 Adam Levine saying under his breath, “I hate this country.”

The comment outraged and shocked many of his fans and viewers while sparking chaos on Twitter, but was he joking? …

Maybe he was only upset that two of his team’s singers were leaving and his words were possibly taken out of context or he may have possibly made an attempt at a joke.

Does @adamlevine get deported for saying ‘I hate this country’ on the voice tonight? lol hey US we’ll trade you for Bieber!”

Another tweeted:

“Adam Levine just said ‘I hate this country’ on TV… Not a smart move dude, not smart at all. #america”

As Ryan from Examiner points out, It is likely Levine was simply “disheartened to see the country vote out two of his own team singers on the voice, and that he doesn’t “hate” America or its populace.”

Only Mr. Levine knows the truth, but it has become quite obvious how both negatively and sympathetically his fans feel about his statement yesterday. One thing is for certain, however, the statement he made certainly caught the show’s fans by surprise and caused numerous angry responses in social media.

Levine later ‘tweeted’ his response to the incident by posting a dictionary definition of the word ‘joke’ to try and lighten a potentially harmful impression he left of himself for millions to see: “joke (noun) – something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or prankish act.”

Levine isn’t the only A list celeb to make anti-American remarks.

in 2006, Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s comments sparked fury in her homeland.

The Los Angeles-born actress made her remarked to a Portuguese newspaper, and almost immediately radio stations across America were besieged with angry callers regarding the Shakespeare in Love beauty’s comments.

She says, “I don’t fit into the bad side of American psychology.

“The British are much more intelligent and civilized than the Americans. I love the English lifestyle. I’m not as capitalistic as America.”

later she clarifed what she meant.

“I felt so upset to be completely misconstrued and I never, ever would have said that,” said the Oscar winner. “I definitely did not say that I think the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. I am a New York girl, that’s how I always think of myself and see myself.”

Levine 'I hate this country':  Voice Judge Sparks Outrage

Levine ‘I hate this country’: Voice Judge Sparks Outrage

Levine ‘I hate this country’ remark stirs controversy on ‘The Voice’, amends it

Levine ‘I hate this country’ remark