Blake Shelton is catching some heat after debuting his new song “Minimum Wage” on New Year’s Eve. 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.
The song hasn’t been officially released yet, but this line will give you the gist of it:
“Girl, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage.”
Needless to say, Twitter had some thoughts…
Does anyone else find Blake Shelton’s “Minimum Wage” song to be incredibly tone deaf to our country’s current state?
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?
However, others felt it was aligned with the typical “common man” country narrative.
Country music is typically written from the point of view of the common man. So give @blakeshelton a break. Singing about minimum wage is no different than singing about dirt roads and cheap beer in solo cups. And stop looking for shit to bitch about.