The Maroon 5 frontman and Voice coach took to Twitter to express his displeasure at the cable news channel for using his band’s tunes in its telecasts.
“Dear Fox News, don’t play our music on your evil f–king channel ever again. Thank you,” Levine tweeted.
That ought to do it.
Unfortunately, the 32-year-old singer’s statement only served as ammunition for some sad attempts at humor from comic Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox News’ late-night show Red Eye and one of five panelists on its daytime gabfest, The Five.
“Dear Adam, that’s not music,” he tweeted back.
He then showed why he’s the news network’s go-to guy for cracking wise.
“Fun joke: why did Maroon 5 cross the road? because crappy music is legal there!” he quipped.
Fair, balanced and really unfunny.
Fellow Red Eye humorist, Andy Levy, also got in on the act.
“Maroon 5’s bio strangely fails to note the band was developed by the CIA as part of its enhanced interrogation techniques program,” he joked, after calling the rocker’s music “crappy.”
Levine has so far not responded to the Fox News doofuses.
The Twitter dustup is just the latest online outburst from the tattooed musician-turned-TV talent show judge.
Levin sparked a Twitter feud with MTV back in August when he blasted the network for pretending to still care about music with its annual VMA show. And just a few weeks prior to that, he slammed Fox’s American Idol for trying to hide the fact that some of its contestants were gay (Adam’s younger brother is gay, by the way).