Twitter is absolutely going crazy today, Jan. 22, 2013, as the news is confirmed that Beyonce did not actually perform the "Star Spangled Banner" yesterday at the inauguration. The NY Times has confirmed that Beyonce actually did lip synch the national anthem. People on Twitter are either adamant supporters of Beyonce or harsh critics reveling in the news.
There are still tweets that refuse to believe it, and then there are those who explain the common use of lip synch in various public venues. Here are a few of those tweets from Twitter this afternoon:
@PrachiMotwani Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem!Not a Big Deal!Atleast she knew the anthem! America,there are other things u shud think upon!
Here's a mention of the strange way she removed the earpiece mid way through the national anthem:
@phranc_hejorBeyoncé Fooled America & LIP SYNCHED National Anthem!!: So wait… what was all that ear piece business about Beyo... http://bit.ly/TgOD6P
I think it's really disrespectful that Beyonce lip synced the American national anthem at Obama's Inauguration
There's honestly no reason for Beyoncé to lip-sync... Especially the national anthem. I may despise most of her music, but she has a voice.
So lets have a look at this for a second, Beyonce faked singing the National Anthem at a fake Inauguration. What...
I'm trying to understand the problem with Beyonce lipsyncing the National Anthem.
As the shock wears off on Twitter, the humor is starting to peek through. By this Tuesday night, the full-blown comedic Twitterverse will be out in force. A prediction was made that they will combine Beyonce's fake performance with Mante T'eo's fake girlfriend. Stay tuned to Twitter to see how this one turns out.