NICK Jonas is being slammed by fans over his “shocked” reaction to multi-racial contestant Jacob Daniel Murphy on The Voice.
The 27-year-old Jonas Brother was visibly stunned when he saw the performer for the first time and admitted he “did not expect” him to look the way he did.
Jacob – who says on Instagram he is of Filipino, Irish and Mexican descent – belted out the Aretha Franklin classic Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).
Coach Blake Shelton, 43, was the only chair to turn around during the performance and waited until the very last second to hit his button.
Nick gasped and exclaimed “woah” as he turned and saw the LA musician for the first time after the song finished.
The Sucker singer was taken aback by Jacob’s appearance: “I am shocked. I did not expect that to be you. It was phenomenal and I think I messed up.”
Jacob thanked the boy bander for his comments but some viewers were not so accepting.
Fans of the show slammed the teenage heartthrob as “racist” for the candid reaction.
One viewer asked: “How long is @nickjonas going to be allowed to make racist remarks like he did on tonight’s episode?”
“I didn’t expect that to be… you.” I believe Nick came about half a second from saying “an Asian dude,’” one watcher tweeted.
Another person wrote: “The other judges didn’t turn because they thought the asian guy was black. Racist much?”
“What exactly was so shocking about that performance? He sounds African American but wasn’t? Exactly what did Nick Jonas mean when he said ‘I messed up?’
“What he thought he was listening to a black guy and wasn’t going to turn but now that he’s not He should’ve turned?” A viewer said.
Coach Kelly Clarkson, 37, also seemed stunned when her chair turned around as she yelled “What? Wow!”
Earlier this season, the Stronger singer was blasted by fans for her surprised reaction to contestant Zach Day being “white.”
“Woah! You’re white! Like I would have lost a lot of money man,” she said after the rocker’s bluesy performance.
A fan who questioned the comment wrote: “You’re white”???’ Really Kelly Clarkson and what is black supposed to sound like?? Wtf!?”
One viewer of the show tweeted: “oh my God Kelly you can’t just ask people why they’re white. Haha he shocked the hell outta me too.”
“Kelly Clarkson is rapidly turning into Paula Deen,” one fan wrote as a reference to the controversial Food Network chef.
“You’re white!” lol Kelly Clarkson has no friction,” a watcher of the Fox show exclaimed.
The Voice airs Monday’s at 8pm EST on NBC.
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