Blake Shelton has been slammed after releasing a tune titled Minimal Wage throughout a pandemic (Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Photos for iHeart)
Blake Shelton has landed himself in scorching water with followers after he launched a brand new tune titled Minimal Wage on New Year’s Eve.
The nation singer debuted his observe on the NYE countdown as he crooned about his relationship with fiancée Gwen Stefani.
Nevertheless, the tune’s title and lyrics didn’t go down effectively as many felt it was extraordinarily insensitive amid the continuing pandemic which has left folks homeless, jobless, and in troublesome monetary conditions.
Folks took problem with a line within the observe which noticed Blake state: ‘Lady, your love could make a person really feel wealthy on minimal wage.’
Followers flocked to Twitter to vent their fury over the lyrics as one wrote: ‘The irony of listening to a millionaire Blake Shelton singing about “love on minimal wage” on the finish of 2020 could be misplaced on its audience.’
One other demanded an apology from Blake as they acknowledged: ‘Please apologize to everybody on your tune “minimal wage.” From what I learn you’ve pissed lots of people off throughout a time after we want songs of hope and charity no more crap about how a lot you and Gwen are in love…’
Singing about his accomplice Gwen Stefani, he’s heard stating: ‘Lady, your love could make a person really feel wealthy on minimal wage’ (Image: John Shearer/Getty Photos for The Recording Academy)
One fan tweeted: ‘Does anybody else discover Blake Shelton’s “Minimal Wage” tune to be extremely tone deaf to our nation’s present state?’
As one other agreed: ‘What!? @blakeshelton is #MinimumWage even for actual? Sure after all @gwenstefani could make a dude on minimal wage really feel wealthy cuz she’s a millionaire. Are you working on the Residence Depot now or one thing? Wanna pay my hire?’
One other wrote: ‘Blake Shelton singing “your love may make a person really feel wealthy on minimal wage” simply cements the truth that wealthy folks have completely no f**king clue.’
Earlier than taking the stage to premiere the one, Blake informed the present’s host, Carson Daly: ‘I can’t communicate for everyone else, however I had an important 2020.
‘Despite the fact that a whole lot of unhealthy stuff occurred personally for me, I bought engaged to Gwen Stefani, and I don’t care what else occurred in addition to that. That made it an important 12 months.’
The Voice US coach informed the host that Gwen helped get her brother, Todd, to direct the music video.
At current, the tune has not but been absolutely launched and the singer haven’t publicly responded to the backlash on social media.