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Blake Shelton Getting Heat Over "Tone Deaf" New Song "Minimum Wage"

Blake Shelton is catching some heat after debuting his new song “Minimum Wage” on NBC's New Year's Eve televised event.

Folks on Twitter called the new tune “tone deaf,” especially amid the pandemic which has left millions unemployed and without work. Not to mention, Blake is a multimillionaire.

Shelton's song is apparently about his love for his fiancée, Gwen Stefani, and includes a line in the chorus that goes: 

 “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?"

"Not sure if Blake realizes that minimum wage is $7.25 people can’t pay rent on that let alone take care of a family. Let him try and see if it still makes him feel like a millionaire."

"A mega millionaire romanticizing minimum wage is peak 2020."