Adam Levine has addressed his response to a fan leaping on stage and grabbing him at a live performance after being accused of missing humility.
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Adam Levine mentioned he was “startled” when a fan hopped onstage and wrapped her arm round him throughout his band’s efficiency on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday.
“I have always been someone that loves, respects, worships our fans. Without our fans, we don’t have a job. I say that all the time — to our fans,” Levine, 42, informed his followers in a video on his Instagram Story on Tuesday.
The “Moves like Jagger” crooner went on to notice that critics had accused him of not being humble towards his fan base, which led him to talk out to defend himself.
“To think that anyone would believe that I thought that our fans were beneath us or less than us makes my stomach turn,” he mentioned. “That’s just not who I am. That’s not who I’ve ever been.”
Levine expressed that his response was out of shock and never meant to be malicious.
“I just need you guys to know I was really startled. And sometimes when you’re startled … you have to shake it off and move on ’cause I’m doing my job up there. It’s what I pride myself on,” he mentioned.
He concluded, “I need to let you guys know what my heart is, and my heart is that connection that exists between the band performing onstage and the fans. I hope that we can all understand that.”
A TikTookay video went viral over the weekend displaying a fan speeding the stage and clinging to Levine’s arm whereas he was performing the track “Sunday Morning.”
Levine froze up as safety eliminated the fan earlier than he mouthed the phrase “f–k” and shook his shoulders with an indignant look on his face earlier than persevering with his efficiency.
Social media customers appeared cut up on Levine’s response, with some saying he appeared ungrateful towards his followers and others noting he shouldn’t have been grabbed with out his consent.
“He should act like that with all his money cars and houses that was given to him by FANS,” one individual commented on the TikTookay clip.
“He needs to sit down and be humble for a sec,” one other agreed.
“She grabbed him. He was visibly uncomfortable. He’s HUMAN. personal space is a basic right. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t feel ‘icky’ if someone grabbed you without your permission. Expecting celebrities to be above others is unfair and unnecessary,” a 3rd fan argued.
“People need to calm down. His reaction was 10000% valid,” one other wrote.
The efficiency was a part of Audacity’s eighth annual We Can Survive live performance, which reportedly raised greater than $700,000 for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
— New York Post