Sebastian De La Cruz had the once in a life time opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Game three of the NBA Finals in a Mariachi outfit earlier this week. But after doing a great job, especially for an eleven year old, he was hit by a storm of negative tweets online, just because of his family’s country of origin.
Now, the video has been seen over 2 million times.
Canada and America share the longest, straightest border in the world, so it’s a good thing the sister countries get along so well. But still, both great countries like to pound their chest at the other to make it clear whose side of the continent is whose.
Popular online history educator CGPGrey explains that most people don’t know, but the Canada and the US even cut a twenty foot barrier at their borders. For all 5,500 miles of it.
It’s not like these singers are plucked out of the crowd last minute. They all have plenty of time to brush up on the lyrics, and if they are doubtful, just bring a piece of a paper along with you just in case.
That would look a whole lot better than what Canadian singer Alexis Normand did at the Portland Winterhawks-Halifax Mooseheads game.
There are few ways of describing her performance other than ‘butchered,’ and now she is quickly going viral for her epic failure.
Last night she tweeted, “I’m embarrassed and deeply sorry. I wish I’d had more time to learn the American anthem.”
Abercrombie & Fitch has been battered with negative press ever since the CEO of the fashion clothing brand publicly announced that he only wanted ‘the cool kids’ to wear his clothing. That’s why he only hires attractive people and doesn’t make plus sizes of his clothes.
(Apparently no other clothing company hires attractive people…)
The web exploded in anger to this revelation.
As a way to stick it to the man, Gkarber set out to change the brand. He bought out all the A&F clothing he could find at the thrift shop, and headed to Skid Row in Los Angeles, one of America’s largest populations of homeless people, where he handed out the high fashion clothes to the needy.
Now, in just two days, the video has garnered over 1.9 million views, and a grueling debate over the content creator’s tactics.
Many feel involving the homeless was taking advantage of them. BeauxSelector asks, “Er…but what if the homeless don’t want to be ‘Fitched’?! I’m sure people living on the street might welcome new or warmer clothing, but to use them as pawns for this sort of agenda seems a bit misguided to be honest.”