If you follow NBC’s ‘The Voice’ you were probably as shocked as coach Adam Levine when America voted to get rid of Judith but held on to the Swan Brothers.

Last night, Levine lost two members of his team: Judith and Sarah. More so than the blow of losing two members, it was Levine’s comment that drew attention.

He was overheard muttering, “I hate this country,” after Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons were voted out of the singing competition.

To no one’s surprise, there was an online outcry. Also to no one’s surprise, the Maroon 5 front man was just kidding.


Today Levine released a statement explaining himself.

“I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration,” he said. “Being 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.”

Before releasing the statement, Levine took to Twitter to tell the world he was misunderstood and doesn’t really hate this country.

You can hear Levine muttering his disappointment around the 1:14 mark.

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