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Adam Levine Gives Another Douchey Interview

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From USA Today:

Humility, blandness and an aw-shucks bashfulness are staples of the carefully calibrated celebrity interview.

Not so with Adam Levine. “I have a high self-opinion — I don’t need to hide that. I don’t need to be self-deprecating,” he says. “I do believe that I deserve what I have. I don’t think I’m entitled to it. That’s a big difference.”

Levine, 33, doesn’t pretend he’s dateless or recovering from a tormented adolescence. Nor will you find him delivering homespun anecdotes about cleaning his kitchen in an attempt to connect with his audience.

“It’s ridiculous. It’s too much. Can you just be a millionaire?” Levine says. “My mom told me a long time ago — she didn’t know she was giving me this advice — but she said, ‘All I know is, you’ll never change, so you’d better get somebody to take care of your room and get a housekeeper.’ That was burned into my skull: ‘Must make money so I don’t have to do my chores, because I wouldn’t do them anyway.’ It’s sweet that I don’t have to do my laundry.”

Look, I get that there’s nothing super wrong with this little story from Adam Levine. It’s good that he’s confident (or cocky, I think that’s the more appropriate word here), and it’s good that he’s not trying to pretend he doesn’t believe his own hype. And yeah, it would be pretty sweet not have to do your own laundry. But oh my god, shut the f-ck up, you smarmy bastard.

I guess it just rubs me the wrong way that Adam has tons and tons of money for making shit like “Moves Like Jagger” and he thinks he deserves every bit of it. No one deserves that much money for prancing around like an asshat on stage, but Adam Levine definitely doesn’t. And that bit where he seemed to say that his major motivation in making music is to make money so that he doesn’t have to clean up after himself? How does that not just scream “immature douchecanoe”?

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  • Kind of like Brad Pitt until recently. Mighty high opinon of himself, when 90% of it’s because he’s good looking.

  • Yeah but Brad Pitt came off as stoner douchebag. Levine is frat boy douchebag- a billion times worse.

  • Adam is real! And a TOTAL SWEET HEART!! Incredibly thankful for all his fans. I have met him a ton of times and he is SO good to the fans. Sure Nurses and teachers should be making more money.. but at least he has TALENT.. he can really sing.. Maroon 5 are all amazing musicans.. not douchey at all.. ROCK ON ADAM!

  • WTH? When did he ever become famous because of his looks? Did you fuckers not see that he had this stupid curly frizzy hair when he was a teenager!? He is self-confident and speaks his mind, so!? I cannot remember how many complaints you people had about fake musicians. Now when there’s someone who is actually real, you people still made the nastiest and most offended comments, behind a computer screen!? Oh, come on, at least Adam voice his opinion directly, not like you people who acts like a coward and don’t have anything better to do than giving out hates!!
    (PS: I know I talk behind a computer screen, too. But I’m defending for someone I admire and respect. And you are just making trash talk about someone because you don’t have anything better to do!! Well, do the world a favor, don’t get so concentrate with the negatives and just look toward the positives. Why don’t you go to your favorite musician’s site and give that person a compliment or something?)

  • do you know much about ADD? People who have it have a nightmare of a domestic life. We hate but can’t help being messy, forgetful, chronically late among many other things. Adam Levine is kind of douchey, I’ll admit, but he’s spoken out about ADD and how it’s affected him. If you think about his comments from that point of view, it’s really more understandable. I have the hardest time and fantasize about having enough money to have someone *help* me.