On Sunday, Fergie's sultry spin on the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game drew criticism from viewers.
One user called out Fergie's friends for allowing her to perform like a “phone sex operator”:
— Meredith (@TinyMillennial) February 19, 2018
Other users compared it to past Super Bowl performances that blew the crowd away:
— julian (@julianwstoller) February 19, 2018
— LC NOLA (@LCNOLA23) February 19, 2018
Musician, actor, and jeweler Ben Baller used former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to illustrate how terrible the rendition was:
— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) February 19, 2018
Comedian Chris Franjola explained that the rendition gave him insight into how a drunk coworker may sing:
Thanks Fergie- now I know what the National Anthem would sound like if Carol from accounting sang it after five mango daiquiris.
— Chris Franjola (@ChrisFranjola) February 19, 2018
One user commented that Fergie “united the nation” because he's never seen this kind of collective agreement on Twitter:
— Ben Rains (@Brains180) February 19, 2018
While many of the players remained stoic during the performance, people took notice of Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green's face:
Draymond is all of us 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ClWCmY4tfh
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 19, 2018
— EscaRAW (@kamuikilla15) February 19, 2018
Draymond Green's reaction to Fergie singing the anthem
😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/Bex8MEwlG6
— Aldo Soto (@AldoSoto21) February 19, 2018
Mavs.com writer Isaac Harris pointed out that during halftime, Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry, who played in the game, liked his tweet about the rendition:
😂😂😂😂 Steph liked my Fergie tweet during halftime pic.twitter.com/nSnSeL3WL2
— Isaac Harris (@IsaacLHarris) February 19, 2018
The national anthem is highly regarded as one of the toughest songs to sing, but it seems when it comes to America's anthem, people prefer it the way Francis Scott Key intended it to sound.