TikTok users are calling out Luke Bryan for the bizarre way he introduced country singer Dustin Lynch at a music festival in Mexico.
Just before Lynch took the stage at Crash My Playa 2023 this weekend, Bryan asked the crowd to welcome his friend.
“No one has drunk more liquor, no one has thrown up more, no one has taken more drugs, no one has taken more IVs, no one has passed more STD tests than this next gentleman,” the “American Idol” judge said.
Bryan, 46, then made sure to clarify that Lynch, 37, has “a clean bill of health” and “has no illnesses.”
Lynch began his performance immediately following the altercation and did not appear to react to Bryan’s comments, which have since gone viral on the video-sharing platform.
“What Luke Bryan said about Dustin Lynch is absolutely uncalled for! No one deserves an introduction on stage like Luke did for Dustin,” the fan who originally shared the footage captioned their post.
“I love luke but he sounded like an idiot making that intro sad,” another user commented.
“I’m very disappointed with what Luke said about Dustin, which was not cool at all,” agreed a third viewer.
“Everyone needs to post about this!! Very unsolicited,” wrote one more.
However, other TikTokers argued that Bryan simply appeared to be joking with his friend, who has been a staple of the Crash My Playa series for years.
“I think he was funny,” one fan commented.
“Do you ever think they are very good friends?” asked another.
Representatives for Bryan and Lynch did not respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.
This isn’t the first time the “One Margarita” artist has come under fire in recent months.
In October 2022, Bryan invited Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on stage during a fundraising concert for the victims of Hurricane Ian, which had hit the state weeks before.
The Republican politician, 44, has tried to ban abortions, opposes gun control, backed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and resists imposing COVID-19 safety mandates. However, he was widely praised for his recovery efforts in the aftermath of the hurricane.
“I understand Governor DeSantis is a very polarizing figure,” Bryan tweeted in response to the backlash. “But I grew up in a country where if a governor asks you if they can come and raise awareness to help victims of a natural disaster, you help.”