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Adam Levine Explains Anti-America Comment

The Voice fans took to Twitter in droves during last night's elimination episode when a live mic caught mentor Adam Levine saying "I hate this country" after he felt America made some particularly poor voting decisions, sending home a Team Levine fave.

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The incident can be heard at the 1:14 mark in this video:

After the online hubbub, Levine took to Twitter in an attempt to clear the air with four messages:

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

hu·mor·less(hymr-ls)adj.1. Lacking a sense of humor.2. Said or done without humor

— 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

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

UPDATE: Levine, via NBC, has issued the following statement: "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. 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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