The top six contestants on NBC's "The Voice" were revealed during Tuesday night's episode, but coach Adam Levine stole the spotlight when a live mic caught him uttering, "I hate this country."
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