“IMPEACH OBUMMER! THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU ELECT A SOCIALIST MUSLIM TO BE PRESIDENT…OUR GREAT NATIONAL ANTHEM DESECRATED BY HIS PALS! THIS IS NOTHING LESS THAN AN ACT OF TERRORISM!!!” — People who wanted Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Perry to be president, probably.
Yesterday, I noted that Beyonce’s national anthem performance at the inauguration was “pretty damn good.” And it was! However, it was lip-synced, which makes it somehow illegitimate, according to countless idiots on Twitter who are reacting to this news as if it were revealed that Beyonce was Jay-Z’s fake girlfriend or something.
Reports the Times of London:
Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration.
Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track.
A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than sing it live on the Capitol.
Oh well. I guess Whitney Houston’s rendition of the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl will go back to being universally regarded as the best performance of the song ever. Except, a little known fact: Houston lip-synced that one as well.
Meanwhile, I accidentally clicked on a link that led me to TMZ and discovered that someone over there actually wrote this sentence: “Kelly Clarkson doesn’t compare to Beyonce — because Kelly actually sang her song LIVE yesterday at the Presidential Inauguration … TMZ has learned … unlike Beyonce, who lip-synced to a pre-recorded track.”
Wait, Kelly Clarkson > Beyonce?! Go f*ck yourself, TMZ.
Meanwhile, in New Orleans — where people have their priorities in order — folks are more concerned about which poboy joint Beyonce ate at last night than they are about her lip-syncing the National Anthem.
And that’s the way it should be.