People imitate Fergie's awful NBA All-Star national anthem

Heather Gardner
Video Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

The NBA All-Star Game was certainly entertaining — even if for all the wrong reasons. Grammy-winning singer Fergie opened the show with the national anthem, and people immediately hated her rendition.

The singer took creative liberties with the traditional song, and while she remembered the words and was perfectly in pitch, the audience simply didn’t care for her version. The NBA players themselves seemed confused as they listened live.

Audiences watching from home then chimed in with their thoughts. Almost unanimously, Fergie was reamed on Twitter for her performance.

Then, of course, social media couldn’t help but get political with its responses. Some even took jabs at President Trump.

Obviously, Fergie was trending last night for her performance, but because the internet is a uniquely amazing space, another trend was born. People began posting their own versions of the national anthem with the hashtag #SingItLikeFergieChallenge. The result was arguably more awful than the original rendition.

But, hey, at least they had fun, right?

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