Adam Levine Clarifies ‘I Hate This Country’ Remark

The Voice” judge Adam Levine has issued a response stemming from his controversial comments on Tuesday night’s episode of NBC’s hit reality show.

Levine, during a live telecast of “The Voice,” could be overheard muttering “I hate this country” after contestants Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were voted off the show by viewers.

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In a statement through NBC on Wednesday, Levine clarified his remarks, saying ” “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,” Levine said. “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.”

 

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