Blake Shelton is labelled "insensitive" and "tone deaf" over new song 'Minimum Wage'
Another multi-millionaire has done it again, made a patronising song about being on minimum wage which has riled up pretty much everyone who has lost their job or are struggling through this pandemic. Blake Shelton,Gwen Stefani’s fiancée debuted his new song minimum wage during NBC's New Year's Eve television special on Thursday night. The song romanticises about feeling rich while being on minimum wage and includes lyrics like “Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage" Since it aired, listeners have condemned the song as “tone-deaf” and “insensitive”, telling Shelton to “read the room”. One user wrote; “What?! @blakeshelton is #MinimumWage even for real? Yes of course @gwenstefani can make a dude on minimum wage feel rich cuz she’s a millionaire. Are you working at the Home Depot now or something? Wanna pay my rent?” For those that don’t know, his actual net worth According to celebritynetworth.com is around 100million dollar.s Needless to say he wouldn’t even know what minimum wage actually is. One user pointed this out to Blake, writing 'singing about #minimumwage when' he has a 'net worth of $100 million (as does Gwen Stefani) shows an arrogant disrespect for millions of underpaid workers who lost jobs and struggle to feed families while he jets around the country saying "all you need is love." Another added: “The irony of listening to millionaire Blake Shelton singing about ‘love on minimum wage’ at the end of 2020 might be lost on its target audience.” In a now deleted tweet, one user commented: “I love his music but the timing for Minimum Wage isn’t great. With so many people out of work and struggling the song feels a little tone deaf.” “As much irony as politicians saying they represent ‘us,’” added another. However, some have defended him, saying he should be given a break. “Oh give me a break. He wasn’t always a millionaire, and try listening to the d**n song,” while another commented: “Just get over it, it’s a song and there is worse songs and people than Blake.” Another reminded people of other celebs and that 'everybody butthurt at Blake Shelton listens to and supports everything Cardi B does and says lol'. Singing about being broke or having no money isn’t anything new. OK so the timing isn’t great but might we remind people of the wealth celebrities like cardi B and Kylie Jenner flaunt around pretty much everyday. Sure it’s not a song but for those that have lost their jobs it doesn’t really help to see all that extravagance flaunted around. Tell us what you think? Is it out of order or should we just cut him some slack.