Adam Levine: ‘Whether or not you do your own laundry does not make you humble’


You know how everyone is always so grossed out by Robin Thicke’s Eau D’Ouchebag? It’s true, he’s disgusting. But in my opinion, Adam Levine is grosser. I don’t know why I feel this way. Maybe it’s because Levine has a weasel-face. Maybe it’s because he’s an unrepentant modelizer who treats girlfriends like crap. Maybe it’s because he wraps up his douche in a faux-feminist, faux-modern-man package when he’s just the same as every other douchey pop star. Anyway, Adam’s promotional work on behalf of Begin Again has completely turned me off from a movie that I otherwise would have been interested in seeing. Here are some of his latest quotes, from an interview with USA Today:

He didn’t get paid for Begin Again: “I did this movie for no money. I’m very lucky that I’m in that position,” he says. At this point, given the cash he’s made through The Voice and from being in Maroon 5, he’s set. “I want to have good experiences. I don’t want to do a bunch of (expletive) that I hate. I want to treat (acting) completely differently because I have the very fortunate luxury of not having to think of this in terms of money.”

He doesn’t do his laundry or clean his house: “I have news for you: Whether or not you do your own laundry does not make you humble. It’s not a defining characteristic of being humble. I’m not going to throw a party because a famous person does their laundry — or better yet, says they do their own laundry. You should say, ‘Let’s go to your house so I can see you do your own laundry.’”

He won’t ever pull a Mila Kunis: “It makes no sense to me. Say, ‘I don’t want to do this interview.’ Don’t show up here and take it out on another person. It’s never anyone else’s fault. I’m not passive-aggressive. I don’t have misguided frustration and anger. It’s razor-sharp. If I’m mad at you, you’ll know it quickly.”

[From USA Today]

I like what he says about doing interviews and not being a passive-aggressive tool, like Mila Kunis. But I dislike what he says about not doing his laundry – it’s like he doesn’t believe there are rich, famous people who do regular household chores. Some of us just like to do laundry. Some of us like folding our clothes. That being said, if I could afford a maid, I would totally get one.

Oh, and Adam recently denied sleeping with Lindsay Lohan. Do you believe him? On one side, Lindsay is made of crack lies. On the other side, Levine is a dirtbag who would have totally tapped that.


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  1. Lex says:

    He would have loved to score with Lohan in her hey-day (lol she is only 27) and he didnt get well known or popular till recently

    • melodycalder says:

      He has been around for a long time now. I saw him a decade ago as the headliner in a tour with the killers in a sold out arena. A big one. Girls were crazy over him. He threw his pick into the audience and girls went nuts around me….. Girls saying they were going to beat someone up to get it…. I looked down and it was by my foot so I just covered it up and when no one was looking I put it into my pocket. My friend paid for my ticket in exchange for it. Totally worth it.

  2. Linn says:

    The “Let’s go to your house so I can see you do your own laundry.” part sounds a bit weird but I agree with everything else he said.

    And I usually share Kaiser’s opinion about him. Something is wrong when Adam Levine makes sense.

    • Mmhmm says:

      I’m the same, but I can kind of understand his laundry comments. I hate it when celebs throw around the ‘I cook! I do my own laundry’ as if we should automatically think of them as humble because they do things almost every person who isn’t in Hollywood does. I mean, I’m glad they do ‘normal’ things, but often it comes across as ‘look at me! I make tons of money and have maids and get everything I want, but be proud because I withheld from hiring a cook with my crapload of money’. I’ve always had a hot thing for Levine though…except for his awful blonde stage lol.

  3. GiGi says:

    I like him more after this interview. He seems direct, which I appreciate. As for the laundry/housekeeping thing – meh. Where I live a lot of people have some form of household help – whether it’s someone to clean or do laundry (or laundry service) or yard work. Especially if everyone in your household works and you can afford it – it seems like the first thing people spring for here. I’d rather eat out less and not have to do laundry, lol!

    • Tx says:

      +1 on all fronts. I love what he had to say about not taking your day out on an interviewer…. And I would absolutely pay for someone else to do my laundry! Lol

    • Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:

      I have help. But I did my own for years. With me working now, we can afford the help and I need it b/c I can’t do both. I don’t think it means I’m not humble. Just that I’m trying to keep my household together. In the beginning it was a sacrifice, but it’s paid for itself in my productivity.

  4. Godwina says:

    I honestly don’t know who this guy is apart from “celeb” and it sounds like I’m missing nothing. I hear you about how one douchey cheesebag star in a movie means I can’t watch that movie; my own list is long!

    I guess it’s true about the laundry thing; heck, I do my own laundry and clean my own toilet and I still have “humility” issues big time… :D

  5. It is what it is says:

    Weasel face!!!

  6. Tammy says:

    I don’t get the hate for Adam Levine. He’s not verbally or physically abusive, he doesn’t attack photographers, he’s not a pervert, etc. Yes, he prefers models. Big deal. So what if he’s shallow. I prefer tall guys. …I won’t date short guys. Does that make me a bad person? He actually sounds a lot better than he has in a long time.

  7. Abbott says:

    I’m working a theory that whoever works on Weasel Levine’s PR team are plants from Timberlake’s team. Whoever let’s him talk like he does in interviews is not on his side.

  8. Kiddo says:

    Now, cleaning toilets: That’s the humble right there, amirite? lol

  9. Kate says:

    The laundry thing; isn’t he just throwing shade at all the celebs who make a big fuss about doing regular chores in an effort to look normal and relatable. The number of times I’ve seen some celeb answer a question about their huge success with some version of ‘I still clean my house’… if it’s true, BFD, and if it’s not, and it’s usually not, stop being a weirdo and pretending you can’t afford a cleaner when you make 10mil a movie.

  10. minime says:

    “I want to treat (acting) completely differently because I have the very fortunate luxury of not having to think of this in terms of money”

    Like as if someone would pay him to actually “act” in a movie. Good you have your own money honey so you can buy a role in a movie.

  11. Lilacflowers says:

    Just seeing his picture makes me feel like I need a shower.

  12. Illyra says:

    “Weasel-face”? Err, I always thought you weren’t supposed to judge people based on physical characteristics they have no control over…? I mean obviously that’s not the ONLY reason you dislike him, but really? Is it the expressions he makes, or just the shape of his face?

    Oh well whatever, I guess we’re all hypocrites about something or other.

  13. Rhea says:

    Ummm…no. I STILL think Robin Thicke is the the biggest douche. More…oily and greasy….

  14. Selina says:

    He denied sleeping with Lindsay with the same precise terms Clinton denied having “sexual relations with that woman” which probably means they did everything else.

    • kri says:

      Yeah, he is a total douche, but if we had a douche-off (?) Robin would win. They are both gross, but Adam Levine is a bit smarter. We haven’t yet seen him with his entire arm jammed up some random chick’s ass. I emphasize “yet”. To me, Adam Levine is a ‘Bateman” (Patrick, not Jason) and Robin Thicke is that guy who goes to a strip club that has a lunch buffet and tries to not pay for lap dances.

  15. Jana says:

    He almost sounds really proud of the fact that he did the movie for no money. The role really should’ve gone to an actor who needed the job and the chance to work with some great people.

  16. Liberty says:

    I find him gross too. Not because of his laundry, either.

  17. aenflex says:

    I think he was picked on a lot growing up, he had terrible acne. Even with a good support system at home, that can really scar a young a man. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if his womanizing and douchey behavior stems from his years as an unpopular, acne-riddled nerd. He’s still in his ‘f*ck you’ stage, maybe? Definitely a douchebag, though, either way.

  18. Patricia says:

    Yes some household tasks are enjoyable. Certain people get a sense of calm from certain things.
    Even when I had a cleaning lady who would do the laundry, I would ask her to leave the laundry unfolded. Folding laundry takes away my stress, I love it. I also love cleaning the mirrors in my house.
    So come over my house and watch me fold laundry, Adam you douchenossle!

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Only Real Men do Laundry!

  20. Jayna says:

    I like Adam. If I never had to do laundry again, I would be the happiest woman on earth.

  21. Cupcake says:

    Spoken like someone who doesn’t t do laundry!

  22. Altariel says:

    Good interview! He’s successful, he seems generally well-liked (except in some places, lol) and he’s enjoying himself with all the opportunities life has given him.

  23. Daz London says:

    I’m pretty sure he didn’t need to “ACT” in this movie.

  24. ORLY says:

    I don’t know if I believe Him about the interview quote.
    Lainey told a story on The Social last week about interviewing Adam Levine. From what she said, the interview was in Barbados, he showed up sweaty and gross (he had a booger hanging out his nose) and, before the interview was even over, he asked his manager (or some other handler) if they could go back to their room and continue to play on play station.

  25. Penelope says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with what he said. He’s right about the humble part.

  26. OTHER RENEE says:

    I’m not a big star but I still hate cleaning my house. I hire someone when business (real estate) is good and I can afford it. I don’t like doing laundry either but that’s something I prefer to do myself. Don’t need other peeps touching stuff that cover the lady bits.

  27. Lauraq says:

    I’m personally amazed at all the normal people my age (mid to late twenties) who don’t know how to do their own laundry. They’re always like ‘My mom always did it for me…’ My mom had me doing the entire family’s laundry as soon as I was tall enough, and I’m grateful for it.