Some men just have a sheen of douchiness about them. It shimmers on their skin like a layer of Axe body-spray scented sweat. That might have something to do with their vibe, or the actual things they say. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is one such individual. But is he really all that bad? Is Adam Levine a douche?
Pull up a spinning chair and get ready, because there are plenty of annoying stories about Adam Levine. True, he hasn't committed any flagrant crimes or verbally harassed his fans. The reason why Adam Levine is obnoxious has to do with the things he says. You may think he's one of the best reality show judges thanks to his stint on The Voice, but have you ever actually listened to him? Levine is really annoying, and he just digs himself in deeper every time he opens his mouth.
He's Cheated... And He Wants You To Feel Bad For Him
Levine understands that people cheat on their significant others, but while it may be hard on the unsuspecting partner, it's even harder on the cheater. He communicated just how hard it is to be unfaithful to Cosmopolitan in 2009:
"I have cheated. And you know what? There is nothing worse than the feeling of doing it."
He Thinks Yoga Is All About Sex
Levine's reasons for going to yoga aren't exactly spiritual. He explained his enthusiasm for the practice in a 2012 interview with Details magazine:
"You know what yoga’s good for?... [pointing to his pelvis] I’ll tell you what yoga is good for: F*cking."
In 2008, Levine also told Women's Health that he "only practice[s] yoga because the classes are packed with beautiful women."
He Thinks Everyone Would Love Him If They Knew Him
Levine is aware that a lot of people think he's a douche, but he delivered a rebuttal to the public's long-held belief to GQ:
"Your opening line can be: 'You don’t have to like me, but I’d prefer it if you did.' That’s kind of how I feel. I’m not the easiest person to love right off the bat, you know. If I knew everyone in the world, they would love me. Every single last f*cking one of them."
He Released A "Gritty" Fragrance Promo
At first, Levine didn't want to hop on the celebrity fragrance train. After he ended up releasing one of his own, he made a promo for it that doubled down on his product being cooler and more genuine than anyone else's:
"All right, I typically hate celebrity fragrances. It’s not that I hate celebrities and it’s not that I hate fragrances. It’s that when I see them, I don’t necessarily believe the people who were promoting them were particularly connected to what they were making."
He goes on to call it the "anti-celebrity fragrance," but you can't have it both ways. Plus, the video is all vintage-filtered footage of Los Angeles and motorcycles.