Adam Levine defends making 'I hate this country' comment on 'The Voice'

Washington, May 30 (ANI): Adam Levine, who was heard saying, "I hate this country," on Tuesday's episode of 'The Voice', has defended his remark via Twitter.

The singer murmured the un-patriotic words after America voted off his contestants, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, from the singing competition.

The Maroon 5 frontman's remark drew quick reaction online, with some criticizing him, while others defending his comment as a joke.

However, Levine responded on Twitter by posted a series of definitions of words like "joke,"" "humorless," and "misunderstand", the CBS News reported.

Later, he released a statement 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," the statement added. (ANI)

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