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'The Voice': Adam Levine's 'I hate this country' remark draws ire

Adam Levine was feeling the stress of having some of his team members eliminated from "The Voice" on Tuesday night when he muttered a comment, "I hate this country," which immediately lit up the Internet outrage machine.

The Maroon 5 singer and "Voice" coach saw two of his team members -- Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons -- eliminated from the program as the result of public voting, but it was the comment that really seemed to grab the attention of the viewing audience.

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich tweeted, "Hey @adamlevine, why don't you ask the Dixie Chicks how "hating America" turned out for them. Hint: not well."

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Others have suggested that Levine be fired from "The Voice" or leave the country, along with CNN host Piers Morgan (a Brit who has angered conservatives in recent months with his gun control positions).

Levine himself attempted to explain his comment on Twitter by tweeting the dictionary definitions for "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted" and "misunderstand."

But though there's a considerable amount of name-calling online, it's doubtful that Levine's comment will cost him any fans in the long-run. As even conservative commentator Laura Ingraham tweeted, "Confession: I still have a signed Maroon 5 CD (from bandmate parents)"

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