Kelly Clarkson and John Legend tried to be cute about their dislike for the patriotic song “God Bless the U.S.A.” but fans of the show “The Voice” weren’t too happy about it.
Fans reacted on social media calling the two judges “unpatriotic” for their comments after a contestant delivered a beautiful rendition of the Lee Greenwood classic that has become a favorite for Trump supporters. Greenwood has even surprised crowds by showing up to sing the popular song.
The two coaches on “The Voice” made snarky comments and even said you could “go to hell” for singing that song. The obvious reference was to President Trump’s connection to the popular song.
Gyth Rigdon’s rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” was during the top eight-episode for Blake Shelton’s team.
Clarkson had this to say about Rigdon’s song:
“I feel like you can’t critique this song or you’re like going to hell or something. I will say, this was not my favorite vocal of you this season because I think you are a ridiculously talented vocalist.”
Legend joked around about the song but it’s no secret he’s a huge anti-Trumper:
“I agree with Kelly that this wasn’t your greatest vocal performance, but it was very strong and I felt the energy and the emotion. And it was a powerful rendition. Great job.”
@kelly_clarkson #VoiceTop8 I'm sorry that you and John hate America so much that you couldn't recognize Gyth song as a great rendition.
— Robert Webb (@RobertW03611175) May 14, 2019
Fans of the show chimed in on social media accusing the coaches of being “haters”.
Agree! I've lost all respect for @kelly_clarkson & @johnlegend when they made fun of the beautiful, most Patriotic song, showing the love of country that @GythRigdon sang beautifully. I had 4 Veterans here that heard them say those things & R shocked #TheVoice allowed them 2. https://t.co/vXY3CPp7kc
— Heather Gasol (@HGasol) May 14, 2019
Looks like Blake Shelton’s team will do really well starting about now!