The Voice is now in season 12 and is one of the most popular reality shows on TV.
But many fans are upset with the direction the show is heading in with the return judge Gwen Stefani. It’s not the judge herself that people are upset with.
Many fans feel as though the show is focusing too much on Gwen Stefani and her boyfriend, fellow judge Blake Shelton. The couple met on the show in 2013, and after both left their spouses in 2015 they started dating. With Stefani back as a judge for season 12, their romance is flaunted after every performance.
The Voice has made videos specifically promoting their relationship, saying it’s TV’s “hottest romance.” It’s even worked into their contracts.
“[Blake and Gwen] are getting paid an exceptional bonus that is significantly higher than the other judges to keep the spark alive on-camera,” says one source. “Bosses are really, really pushing for this. They want nothing more than for Blake to propose to Gwen during a taping of the show.”
The romance being flaunted is rubbing a lot of fans the wrong way.
The show just aired this week, so it will be interesting to see if they keep up the PDA throughout the season or if they take hint from fans that it’s just too much. The Voice is one of the few shows left on the air that is based off talent, not drama, so it’s no surprise that fans are starting to get a sour taste in their mouths.
Do you think fans have a right to be upset about the way the show is going? Or are they just being bitter? Let us know when you think!