What caused a slice of the Twitter-verse to take issue with Marc Anthony singing “God Bless America” at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game?

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

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Some might say ignorance. Others might call it racism. You be the judge.

See, apparently when viewers got a gander at who was crooning the traditional anthem—a dark-haired, dark-skinned man of Latino ethnicity—a number of people just lost their minds.

Most wondered why an American wasn’t singing “God Bless America”:

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

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It’s a fair question. The answer?

Anthony is an American. New York City-born and raised.

An American success story, to boot. And an example of how the United States is populated by people of diverse colors and backgrounds and heritages, with a common denominator of love for country.

Makes you wonder if some of the following folks were paying attention during American History class.

Here’s a smattering of the stupidity (Warning: rough language accompanies some of these tweets):

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

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Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

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Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

(Credit: Twitter via Public Shaming)

And my personal fave:

Why Singer Marc Anthonys All Star Game God Bless America Struck Out with Some Cultural Critics

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Check out video of Anthony’s performance:

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