WTF???? Who does this? For the record I am NOT happy about this.
The Tenors performed “O Canada” at the MLB All Star Game last night in San Diego and substituted the line, “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great” in for “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong and free” …
If you really want to see how angry people are, the place to go is of course social media, specifically the Tenors Facebook page.
The Tenors apologized for the “shameful act” in a press release, and it was all due to the rogue (yes a rogue Tenor!) actions of singer Remigio Pereira and did not represent the beliefs of the group. Pereira has been suspended from The Tenors …
Remegio was unapologetic and explained why he changed the lyrics here on his twitter feed. Nice try Remegio, but no, just NO.
There’s also the issue of “All Lives Matter”. It’s a misguided response to the Black Lives Matter movement, but critics of point out that it undermines the Black Lives Matter group’s efforts to reverse the longstanding history of mistreatment of African-Americans in the United States.
Well done Remegio, you’ve pissed off your band, your country, and an entire community of people fighting injustice. You had a big day.