TikTok users are calling out Luke Bryan for the weird way he introduced fellow country singer Dustin Lynch at a music festival in Mexico.
Just before Lynch took the stage at Crash My Playa 2023 over the weekend, Bryan asked the crowd to give his friend a warm welcome.
“No one has drunk more alcohol, 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 the next this gentleman,” said the “American Idol” judge.
Bryan, 46, then made sure to clarify that Lynch, 37, has a “clean bill of health” and “no infections.”
Lynch began his performance right after the rant and didn’t seem to respond to Bryan’s comments, which have since gone viral on the video-sharing platform.
“What Luke Bryan said about Dustin Lynch is unwanted! No one deserves a stage introduction like Luke did for Dustin,” said the fan who originally shared the images in their post.
“I like luke but he looked like an idiot making that intro really sad,” said another user.
“I’m really disappointed with what Luke said about Dustin not being cool at all,” agreed a third viewer.
“Everyone needs to be posting about this!! Very unwanted,” wrote another.
Other TikTokers, however, argued that Bryan seemed to be just teasing his friend, who has been a staple of the Crash My Playa lineup for years.
“I thought it was funny,” said one fan.
“Did you ever think they were really good friends?” asked another.
Representatives for Bryan and Lynch did not respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.
This is not the first time the “One Margarita” performer has come under fire in recent months.
In October 2022, Bryan invited Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on stage at a fundraising event for the victims of Hurricane Ian, which pummeled the state a few weeks ago.
The Republican politician, 44, has sought to ban abortion, opposes gun control, has supported the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and opposes COVID safety orders -19 to apply. However, he was widely praised for his post-hurricane recovery.
“I understand that Governor DeSantis is a very polarizing figure,” Bryan tweeted in response to the backlash. “But I grew up in a country where a governor asks you the they can come and raise awareness to help victims of natural disasters.”