Kelly Clarkson and John Legend received social media backlash after their critiques of Voice contestant, Gyth Rigdon. Rigdon is on Team Blake, who is the most successful and popular coach on the show, his performance of “God Bless the USA” was well received by Shelton who called it, “super country and very patriotic.”
“You chose the day we celebrate the British Invasion to sing this song,” joked Legend. Kelly chimed in saying, “I feel like you can’t critique this song, or you’re going to hell or something.” Fans quickly accused Legend and Clarkson of being “unpatriotic” with one user tweeting, “lost all respect for Kelly and John”.
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