Sigh. I exercised some restraint last week after I belatedly caught up to this @nbcthevoice
drama, restricting myself to cheering on others’ indignation. But given my public fan status (clearly of the highest profile 😉 ) it’s time for me to Take a Stand.
I’m disappointed in @adamlevine
for the disrespect he showed @deandreknico
- and even more so for not coming out and apologizing. DeAndre sang well and deserved the support that coaches routinely give their singers. Adam could have praised his performance and then made a separate appeal for @imreaganstrange
, as judges with multiple singers have always done. @carsondaly
also fell short, since it’s his job as host to think on his feet and steer these situations. If they had done so, I think DeAndre would have gone through—which in my humble and very unimportant opinion, would have been the better outcome, given that I find him to be the stronger of the two. 🙅🏻♀️🤦🏽♀️
What I do object to, though, is people piling it on that young girl, with ignorant comments about her not “looking sick” or chiding her for not being tough enough to sing through illness. There are so many ways to be ill without showing, and so many reasons why “toughing it out” could be a terrible idea. 📜🎤
In conclusion, a message to @adamlevine
- who I know always listens to me very closely - please apologize, learn from this experience, and give @deandreknico
all the public love and support he deserves. 🌈👙
Oh, and have a think with your wife @behatiprinsloo
about why Ed Razek’s comments were gross and how being the good LGBTQ allies you both seem to identify as means taking a stand when it counts and calling @victoriassecret
on its shit.
on Twitter .
#thevoice #nbcthevoice #savedeandre #deandrenico #teamadam #adamlevine #sorryisthehardestword #ownupandmoveon #edrazek #behatiprinsloo #behatiprinsloolevine #transrightsarehumanrights #bodypositivity #girlslikeyou #girlslikeyoumaroon5