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      Adam Levine: 'I hate this country' remark was a joke

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      Adam Levine, the front man for Maroon 5 and a coach on the NBC show The Voice, is saying that the "I hate this country" comment he made during a recent episode was a joke.

      ABC News repots that Levine's comment was picked up by a microphone Tuesday night while waiting for results from an audience poll. He later posted on his Twitter page definitions for the words joke, humorless, lighthearted and misunderstand.

      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

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