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Outrage followed, with people calling for Levine to be fired from the show or even deported, but in an interview airing on "
"I'm very much OK with who I am and comfortable in my skin enough to embrace that, even though I don't say everything the right way and, you know, tend to be a bit impulsive with some of the words that I select," he tells interviewer Lee Cowan.
Following his "Voice" slip-up, Levine initially tweeted definitions for the words "joke," "humorless," "lighthearted" and "misunderstand," but he eventually released a statement to Us Weekly, stating, "I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration."
Though Levine may still be on the show, two of his team members, Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, are now eliminated. That leaves just Amber Carrington from Levine's team with a shot at winning the season.