And now, ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, the first rendition of the national anthem at a major sporting event that would be more appropriate for some steamy scene from a movie than honoring those who have fought for the United States of America. Here is Fergie singing the anthem at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday. Viewer discretion advised:
Reaction varied from hilarity at Fergie’s screeching to jokes about how she was attempting to make Francis Scott Key into a composer of a song more appropriate for the bedroom to simple outrage that Fergie would dishonor the anthem with her self-indulgent attempt:
— Jaime Lopez (@Lopeezie) February 19, 2018
#fergie What the hell was that ? Scared the dogs under the bed with that screeching!
— Andy Penney (@KayakdogOKC) February 19, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 19, 2018
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 19, 2018
Players faces during Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem… pic.twitter.com/QQ3VXaBchT
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 19, 2018
Fergie just ruined the National Anthem pic.twitter.com/ZJmGqFVnaL
— BCN Sports (@BrewCityNetwork) February 19, 2018
— BuckInTennessee (@BuckInTennessee) February 19, 2018
“Damn right it was different. I needed a cigarette after that” – Charles Barkley on Fergie’s national anthem ????????????
CHUCK. GOAT. ???? pic.twitter.com/CjmEJ5Gl0b
— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) February 19, 2018