Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine is making headlines after muttering a controversial remark during The Voice on Tuesday night. This morning Adam Lambert took to his official Twitter to joke about the controversy, tweeting, “I love this country!” Levine’s comment during The Voice came after two of his team members were voted off the singing competition. He is heard saying, “I hate this country.” Was he voicing contempt for America as a country? Unlikely, as he was obviously referring to the members of American public that call in to vote for contestants on the show. This may stem from the host’s comment of “America saved” just before announcing each finalist who will continue on the show.
What makes Lambert’s tweet today particularly funny is that he is often mistaken for Levine in the media. Even highly credible sources such as The Chicago Tribune and Fox News have been known to confuse them. In fact, it is now such a commonly known mistake among Lambert’s fans that most instantly knew what he was referring to when he tweeted this morning. What also makes this comical to many is that other than having the same first name and first initial in their last name, Lambert and Levine have little else in common. Of course both are pop stars and there is the reality show connection (Levine judges The Voice and Lambert was a contestant on American Idol). However, they don’t seem to travel in the same circles and have never been spotted together. Levine even accidentally slammed Lambert on The Voice in the past, stating he was unfamiliar with Lambert’s Grammy-nominated song.
After Adam Lambert’s tweet this morning, this is one time Adam Levine would probably prefer to be confused with Lambert. Levine has released a statement about his comment, but Lambert obviously comes across as the better person when you compare their remarks, especially if one does not know the context.
Do you think Adam Levine’s comment was justified by his frustration, or did he go too far? Did Adam Lambert have the last laugh?
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