For the second straight year, people are talking about the singing of the Canadian national anthem at the MLB All-Star Game.
Thankfully, this year’s rendition was much less controversial.
Canadian singer/songwriter Jocelyn Alice was tasked with singing O Canada before the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday in Miami. No, the Calgary native didn’t change any of the lyrics, but she did add something extra: a giggle.
Wearing a Toronto Blue Jays jersey, Alice appeared to giggle after singing the lyrics “God keep our land,” before continuing with the rest of the anthem.
Did Twitter notice, you ask?
OH YOU BETTER BELIEVE TWITTER NOTICED.
Jocelyn Alice's giggle while singing Canadian anthem was so awkward and disrespectful #AllStarGame
— Cint (@Cynthorne) July 12, 2017
So did Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak.
Justin Smoak reaction to the Canadian anthem laughing while she's singing 😂. pic.twitter.com/0dbarCRQw2
— 6ix Sports Scoop (@6ixSportsScoop) July 12, 2017
Watch for yourself:
The reactions from Joey Votto & Justin Smoak during the Canadian anthem, was, uhh, something? What’s with that laugh? #Remix #MLBAllStarGame pic.twitter.com/QaofBFbVK8
— Grady Sas (@GradySas) July 12, 2017
This is the second straight year of controversy concerning the singing of O Canada at the MLB All-Star Game. Remigio Pereira – now formerly of the Tenors – changed the lyrics to include “all lives matter” before last year’s game in San Diego.