Being a personality gives people the disadvantage of having all eyes squinted at them even with their personal lives. Fame makes them a laughingstock, an idol, and whatnot which; of course, criticisms are also widespread. While most of them ignore the judgment of the many, most of them take it to a personal level. On February 18, 2018, Fergie received numerous hateful comments about her jazz rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. She was compared to Pink’s version during the Super Bowl which the audience loved.
According to reports, the audience could not help themselves but laugh after the first line of the song. The basketball fans including other celebrities also vent out to their social media accounts criticizing Fergie’s “sexy” and “jazzy-sounding” rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Other viewers also slammed her voice which sounded like Marilyn Monroe and Jessica Rabbit, a cartoon character.
People even said the expressions of the NBA players spoke for themselves. Although many of them didn’t like her version, there were still who stood in her defense. Shaquille O’Neal shrugged it off and even told the audience to “leave her alone.”
This caused a huge controversy and commotion between the bashers and the Fergie’s fans. Her fans reiterated that she did well and sounded great during her performance. According to Bob Saget, a former Full House star, Francis Scott Out of Key wrote Fergie’s National Anthem version.
During that time, the host of The Four including Fergie hasn’t commented on the issue yet. She could have sung the original version, but some personalities just follow orders. Besides, it’s just one of those days where people just forget the real meaning of “appreciation” and “originality.”
How did you find Fergie’s national anthem rendition so far? Was it a yay or a nay for you, too?
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