The NBA All-Star Game was certainly entertaining — even if for all the wrong reasons. Grammy-winning singer Fergie opened the show with the national anthem, and people immediately hated her rendition.
The singer took creative liberties with the traditional song, and while she remembered the words and was perfectly in pitch, the audience simply didn’t care for her version. The NBA players themselves seemed confused as they listened live.
Players faces during Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem… pic.twitter.com/QQ3VXaBchT
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 19, 2018
This about sums it up. pic.twitter.com/kOmalSYmtB
— Paige Dimakos (@The_SportsPaige) February 19, 2018
Audiences watching from home then chimed in with their thoughts. Almost unanimously, Fergie was reamed on Twitter for her performance.
How I felt listening to Fergie embarrass the U.S.A. by, singing like a drunk old jazz lady who has 50 cats and just snorted coke #Fergie #AllStarGame2018 #AllStarGame #NBAAllStar2018 #sing glad she's not performing at the Olympics. # pic.twitter.com/idETvMGFkX
— butterflynthawind (@solocupbuterfly) February 19, 2018
No disrespect, I love fergie but I’m listening to her sing this national anthem like….. pic.twitter.com/RwLTiyvyzK
— Emily Rose (@Emilyyy_g) February 19, 2018
— Pocahontussss (@Pocahontusss) February 19, 2018
— Michelle Lizewski (@MicheleLizewski) February 19, 2018
Then, of course, social media couldn’t help but get political with its responses. Some even took jabs at President Trump.
— M.J. Mouton (@MJ_Mouton) February 19, 2018
TRENDING: So Goofy Fergie Disrespected Our National Anthem They Say As Bad As Kaepernick !!… pic.twitter.com/6XyQp9zQgA
— brooks brown (@bbusa617) February 19, 2018
Obviously, Fergie was trending last night for her performance, but because the internet is a uniquely amazing space, another trend was born. People began posting their own versions of the national anthem with the hashtag #SingItLikeFergieChallenge. The result was arguably more awful than the original rendition.
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) February 19, 2018
— Chelsea Chandler (@Local24Chelsea) February 19, 2018
But, hey, at least they had fun, right?
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