Adam Levine sparked some major controversy during Tuesday night’s elimination episode of The Voice, and now he’s definitely eating his words.

It all went down when two members of “Team Adam,” Judith Hill and Sarah Simmons, were sent packing after not making the cut with voters. Adam’s reaction -– which he must not have known would be caught on camera --– was, “I hate this country.” Um, can you say “Yikes"?

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After being bombarded with angry Twitter responses, some calling the Maroon 5 frontman “unpatriotic” and “insensitive,” Adam tweeted that his comment was simply a misunderstanding and a joke. (You might want to think of better “jokes,” Adam –- just in case.) He tweeted the defining terms for the words “joke,” “humorless,” lighthearted,” and “misunderstood” to explain his side.

Clearly that wasn’t enough, because he’s still defending himself the next day. “I obviously love my country very much and my comments last night were made purely out of frustration,” Adam told Us Weekly. “Being a part of The Voice, I am passionately invested in my team and went 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.”

Adam may be a little peeved that two members of his team got the boot, but he still has Amber Carrington to root for!

What do you think about Adam’s comments?

Was he way out of life, or are people taking it way too seriously?