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Fergie Botched The National Anthem And The Faces Of The Players Say It All

"Fergie’s NBA All Stars performance was far, far more disrespectful to our nation’s anthem than all of the NFL protests combined."

Last updated on February 19, 2018, at 4:39 p.m. ET

Posted on February 19, 2018, at 11:49 a.m. ET

On Sunday, Fergie performed the national anthem before the NBA All-Star game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Oh my god, it went bad.

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Just watch for yourself.

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People were stunned and horrified.

@Lesdoggg Actual gif of my face watching the #FergieNationalAnthem

Including the NBA players at the game.

Players faces during Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem...

Um?

Every player at the #NBAAllStarWeekend game while @Fergie was singing our National Anthem

Uhhh.

Every player during the National Anthem #Fergie

😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳 😳

The look on the player's faces when #Fergie sings the National Anthem...😂😂😂

Chance!

Just watching all the players’ reactions to Fergie has me dying 💀

True all-stars.

These men being able to keep a straight face during Fergie’s national anthem is what really makes them all stars.

A lot of people sympathized.

Did you watch it? There’s a reason #fergienationalanthem is trending right now, after her performance at the All St… https://t.co/K8KO3vWNn2

Others called it "disrespectful."

Fergie’s NBA All Star’s performance was far, far more disrespectful to our Nation’s Anthem then all of the NFL prot… https://t.co/fVqyqipMVj

It even inspired a ~challenge~.

Sing the national anthem like Fergie challenge. #SingItLikeFergieChallenge

America, 2018.

Fergie didn't sing the National Anthem that America needed. She sang the anthem that America deserved.

UPDATE: Fergie has responded to the jokes about her performance, saying she did her best.

“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” she told BuzzFeed News in a statement. “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

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