Twitter Reacts To Fergie’s National Anthem
If I were Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, I’d be staying away from social media for, oh, about the next six weeks – or at least until the blowback stemming from her disastrous performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” began to ease up a little. The 42-year-old 8-time Grammy Award winner made headlines at Sunday night’s NBA All-Star game after delivering a rendition of the National Anthem so bad, Twitter unanimously decided that she did what our government has not yet been able to do: unite a deeply divided country.
Within moments of Fergie’s breathy, Marilyn Monroe/Jessica Rabbitesque “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” take on a song that really, really should not ever be performed that way, Twitter erupted with laughter as it shared reactions from basketball players and celebrities in the audience who were cracking up while trying to figure out just what the hell was going on and why “The Star Spangled Banner” sounded so…different, shall we say, than they’re used to.
We combed through Twitter to find 21 of the most savage reactions to Fergie’s disastrous National Anthem performance – y’all, these are cracking us UP! Make sure you stay tuned til the end to see the brilliant response to Fergie’s statement regarding her performance!
#Fergie managed to do the impossible….Black, white, young and old. No matter what your backround is, or your religious beliefs. Democrats and Republicans. We were all one. UNITED in the belief that she sang the worst version of the #NationalAnthem we have ever heard.
— 🌸Michelle Ebeling 🌸 (@ShellE719) February 19, 2018
— Chynna Jeremiah (@Chynnamarie18) February 19, 2018
— Amaris Meza (@_LaMemeQueen) February 19, 2018
#Fergie sung the national anthem so badly I’m going to listen to Nickelback all day just to get it out of my head.
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) February 19, 2018
— Jason Herron (@Jherron84) February 19, 2018
— Handsome Rob (@hnsmrob42) February 19, 2018
— BROfessional (@BROfessional_us) February 19, 2018
— SM (@SafitSm) February 19, 2018
— Pearson Family Crock Pot (@ThisIsUsCrckPt) February 19, 2018
The only way the national anthem could sound worse would be if #Fergie had a twin. And it was a duet.
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) February 19, 2018
#Fergie without auto tune wasn't in God's plan
— Dwade is Back!! (@dwad3_fan) February 19, 2018
#fergie 's rendition of the anthem was the performance that I didn't know I needed to make me feel really good about where I'm at in life.
— Meg Loop (@MegKLoop) February 19, 2018
During my lifetime, there have been several tragic events that I can recall exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing at those given moments. Fergie's performance tonight is one of those events.
— ❕🔸Tommy Thomas (@TLeonThomas) February 19, 2018
— Antenna Wilde (@WildeAntenna) February 19, 2018
— Taxo (@taxo__) February 19, 2018
I guess Rosanne Barr wasn't available to ruin the national anthem tonight#Fergie
— SportsGas (@SportsGas) February 19, 2018
— Fancy by Nature🧚🏾♂️ (@BlkCarmenSDiego) February 19, 2018
— Joseph (@JosephPBias) February 19, 2018
Statue of Liberty reacts to @Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem on the @NBA #NBAAllStar2018 #NationalAnthem #Fergie #AllStarGame2018 #AllStarGame #fergienationalanthem #fergalicious pic.twitter.com/bQEKILNH3Z
— archilcote (@archill88) February 19, 2018
— Dru Gatsby (@AStandUpGuy) February 19, 2018
UPDATE: Fergie issued a statement to TMZ, apologizing for her performance: “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
For Twitter’s Jared Monroe, though, Fergie’s best just wasn’t good enough.
I’d rather listen to Rosanne Barr intentionally wreck the National Anthem than hear #Fergie do her best ever again.
— Jared Monroe (@NotGayJared) February 19, 2018