Luke Bryan is sorry.
Luke Bryan was criticized for his crude introduction to Dustin Lynch's performance by TikTok users, and as a result, he has issued a weak apology to those who do not get his sense of humour and irony.
The 46-year-old country musician addressed the situation involving him and the 37-year-old fellow country artist on his Instagram Story on Wednesday night and apologised for his "humour and sarcasm."
When Bryan learned about the criticism he was receiving, he was in the middle of duck hunting in a cornfield.
He said, 'No one respects him more than I do and that night at [Crash My] Playa … my introduction of him was complete sarcasm. Those words that I used were so absurd, I figured everybody would take it as sarcasm.'
When a video of Bryan introducing Lynch at the country music festival Crash My Playa 2023 went viral, he attracted criticism on social media for saying, "No one has taken more STD tests than this man."
The Country Girl singer continued by admitting that "obviously some people" had been hurt by his crude joke.
He explained, 'I spoke to Dustin. I love him. He and I are all good. And I apologize to anybody that doesn’t understand my humor and sarcasm.'
Bryan then told his 6.3 million followers about Lynch's newest song, One Margarita.
Lynch and his friend presented a united front by reposting the video with the remark 'Thx for the call, love ya bro [red heart emoji]. All good.'