Blake Shelton (Source: Official website) Photograph:( Others )
Shelton shared the music video during a virtual appearance on NBC's New Year's Eve special.
Blake Shelton is facing backlash for his newly released song 'Minimum Wage'. The country singer has been on the receiving end and being called insensitive for the lyrics of the song.
Shelton shared the music video during a virtual appearance on NBC's New Year's Eve special. Following Shelton's "Minimum Wage" debut on the televised event, some viewers took to Twitter to share their reactions. Many urged the celebrity to "read the room." amid the coronavirus pandemic and its lasting effects on the American economy and unemployment. Others called out a line from the chorus: "Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage."
Does anyone else find Blake Shelton’s “Minimum Wage” song to be incredibly tone deaf to our country’s current state?— Kyle Kramer (@KYLE0REN) January 1, 2021
I’m sure his intentions were good with that song ‘minimum wage’, but comparing love to monday and minimum wage is a bit tone def considering the state our country is in. Lost job and wages. Some people are living off of minimum wage. @blakeshelton #BlakeShelton #tonedef— Angela Gordon Holtz (@Angieholtz1972) January 2, 2021
The song is about Shelton's love for his fiancée, Gwen Stefani, according to country music blog Taste of Country's recount of the singer's appearance on the NBC New Year's Eve special. Shelton and Stefani, met while working on the TV show 'The Voice' and started dating in 2015. They announced their engagement at the end of October 2020.