Luke Bryan is receiving criticism for the way he introduced fellow musician, Dustin Lynch, to the stage during a concert in Mexico.
The “American Idol” judge hosted his Crash My Playa concert weekend with several other musicians including Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Lionel Richie and Lynch. When introducing the latter musician to the pumped-up crowd in Cancun, Mexico, Bryan listed off a few tongue-in-cheek superlatives.
“No one has drank more liquor, no one has vomited more, no one has taken more drugs, no one has taken more IVs, no one has passed more STD tests than this gentleman,” Bryan said according to a TikTok video of the concert. “Give it up for Dustin Lynch!”
Fans commented that Bryan’s words were “wrong,” “underserving” and “not cool.” The “Country Girl” singer responded to the backlash on his Instagram story Wednesday.
“Just saw where people are starting to chat about my introduction of Dustin Lynch. Dustin Lynch is one of my dearest friends on the planet no one respects him more than I do,” Bryan said. “My introduction of him was complete sarcasm. Those words I used were so absurd I figured everybody would take it as sarcasm.”
Bryan said he’d spoken to Lynch since the concert and that they are “all good” and apologized to “anybody that doesn’t understand my humor and sarcasm.”
Lynch reposted Bryan’s apology writing: “Love ya bro. All good. We had a lot of fun down there again with the pirates.”
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