Marc Anthony Received Racist Tweets of God Bless America at MLB All-Star Game

Marc Anthony Received Racist Tweets of God Bless America at MLB All-Star Game

Marc Anthony performed God Bless America at the MBL All-Star Game on Tuesday and received harsh feedback from some fans who felt he was not American enough to perform the song.

Anthony was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents.  He grew up in East Harlem also known as Spanish Harlem.

“You can’t get more New York than me,” Anthony said in an interview on Live! With Kelly and Michael.

The baseball fans offended by his performance appeared to be uninformed of Anthony’s citizenship with many tweeting and taking offense to him singing the song. Many of the tweets were infused with derogatory remarks much more offensive than the ones listed.

“Another disgrace Marc Anthony singing God Bless America.  Is he even an American?”

“Shouldn’t an American be singing God Bless America? #getoutofmycountry #allstargame”

“Welcome to America where God Bless America is sung at our national pastime by a Mexican.”

It appears that Anthony is not the lone ranger in the recent criticism of Latino’s singing American patriotic songs.  In June, Sebastien de la Cruz, an 11-year-old from San Antonio, TX, sang the national anthem during the NBA finals and received a similar reception from some of the fans.

The critics of the performances appear to be driven my prejudice and hate.  If an American citizen cannot sing an American patriotic song, who has the right?

Marc Anthony is a Grammy award winner and multi-platinum artist.  His execution of God Bless America had fans and athletes singing along with him.

“I just want to set the record straight,” said Anthony. “And I’m more Puerto Rican than ever and I’m more New York than ever.”

While the sentiments of these individuals are not that of the majority, it is still appalling and offensive that these individuals would openly use social media to express their hate.

By: Veverly Edwards

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2 Responses to "Marc Anthony Received Racist Tweets of God Bless America at MLB All-Star Game"

  1. Peter   July 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I laugh of the ignorance of some people. First of all Mr. Anthony is Puerto Rican descendant and was born in N.Y.,do you know where that is lol. Also I have to ask you and excuse my French,where the fuk your from because the last report I had only the native Americans are the true Americans. Can I ask you something? And I do this with the ut most respect,really. Are you or let me put it this way for u. Hold on maybe i going to fast for you Dick,your name is Dick,right? Right. I was trying to figure out how to end this conversation in a way that maybe three could be some understanding but I’m not bilingual,I don’t talk racist r ignorant language. Have a miserable life, Peace,no hate. Adios y que viva Los Latinos. Tip,read. ; )

  2. Apolitical Misanthrope   July 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Baseball sucks dicks. I rather play basketball, thank you very much. As for those tweets, those people show nothing, but mental retardation in this country. Smarten up next time, twitterers or you will get yourselves killed, so you guys will never use the computers again.


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