Levine's remarks came while waiting to hear who America voted as the final contestant to move on. Two of his team members were voted off the show.
The 34-year-old Maroon 5 lead singer attempted to defend his comment by sending out a series of tweets which included four definitions: joke, lighthearted, humorless and misunderstand.
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
light·heart·ed Function: adjective1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky 2 : cheerfully optimistic— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
hu·mor·less(hymr-ls)adj.1. Lacking a sense of humor.2. Said or done without humor— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) May 29, 2013
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
It's safe to say Twitter users didn't take well to his comments, nor his tweets.
@adamlevineNobody's laughing.No more Maroon 5 for me and my friends,.maybe you should leave the US?— Andrew Rivera (@AndrewInAustin) May 29, 2013
@adamlevine are you the dictionary— omg leanne (@xleannem) May 29, 2013