Blake Shelton Defends “Minimum Wage” Song From “Ridiculous” Backlash
But Blake believes that those people who criticized the song “clearly hadn’t heard the song or study the lyrics,” since from his standpoint, if they did they’d comprehend the feelings behind it, rather than take issue with the romanticization of residing in the vicinity of or below the poverty line.
“I just feel like these times, there are folks out there who don’t want to know the real truth. They just want to hear what they want to listen to, and they want to pick a battle. No make a difference what your intention is, no make a difference what the truth of the matter is, they want it to be a thing that they can be upset about so that they can get on social media and try to grab a headline,” he proceeds. “With ‘Minimum Wage,’ at initial I assumed, ‘Wow, I guess I just I have skipped something in this article.’ And the far more I examine into this, I understood this was truly not authentic.”