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?
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”:
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):
And my personal fave:
Check out video of Anthony’s performance:
(H/T: Public Shaming)