Tuesday night, social media was atwitter in protest of a Latino singing at a national sporting event.
We're talking about New York-born Marc Anthony singing 'God Bless America' at Tuesday night's All Star Game.
Anthony performed during the seventh inning stretch, prompting many on social media to criticize the singer, with some calling the performance "un-American."
"Marc Anthony would be the PERFECT person to sing God Bless America" - no one at all— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) July 17, 2013
Marc Anthony singing God Bless America on the MLB Allstar Game..........am I the only person that finds that unAmerican— Jerrell Rock Golden (@SirRock1001) July 17, 2013
Many tweeted in support of Anthony:
While others tweeted sarcastic comments to fuel the fire.
Welcome to America, where the color of your skin determines what you are and aren't allowed to sing. #MLBAllStar— C.M. Giordano (@CMGio) July 18, 2013
Marc Anthony will now sing God Bless America in Spanish just to piss people off.— Dave Brown (@AnswerDave) July 17, 2013
Watch his All Star Game performance below: