Marc Anthony apparently gave such a memorable performance at the MLB All-Star game that he actually made thousands of people forget what country New York is in.
He belted out “God Bless America”, and apparently did it very well. It’s his job, after all. But that didn’t stop some baseball fans from becoming outraged and confused at the sight of a non-white guy acting all patriotic towards their precious country. How dare he show pride in his homeland!
Marc was born and raised in New York, and his parents are both from Puerto Rico, which falls under United States territory, not that any of the peopel who were outraged by this had the brain cells to research it before venting. Thanks to the miracle that is social media, we have quick and easy access to people’s stupidity via Twitter – and some of them are doozies.
#getoutmycountry was exactly what the Native Americans tweeted when your ancestors set up camp. Probably.
The real disgrace here is that in the time it took you to write that tweet, you could have brought up his Wikipedia page and saved yourself all the embarrassment.
Spanish, Puerto Rican, what’s the difference, really? Aside from the fact that they are 4000 miles apart and are in completely different continents. Figure out your geography, America.
The US shouldn’t have to deal with the shame of people speaking another country’s language within it’s borders. That’s why all true Americans speak the American language…Oh wait, that’s not right.
Well they did try to book him, but apparently he was too busy being Cuban. Plus, he couldn’t hold a tune half as well as Marc could.
If you don’t feel enraged enough by this point, there are more unashamedly racist tweets on Public Shaming. Have fun taking solace in the fact that you’re probably about 236% more intelligent than these people. The man himself responding by saying:
“There were some statements made that people were upset that they would have someone from another country sing the national anthem. Let’s get this straight. I was born and raised in New York. You can’t get more New York than me.”
You know the only thing more New York than Marc Anthony? Marc Anthony wearing one of those Statue of Liberty crowns and eating cheesecake.