Aaron Lewis Apologizes For Messing Up National Anthem At World Series: I Hope The Nation Will Forgive Me (VIDEO)
Aaron Lewis is apologizing for bungling the National Anthem before game five of the World Series on Sunday. As Gossip Cop reported, the Staind front man was performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at AT&T Park in San Francisco when he messed up the lyrics.
Lewis sang “gallantly streaming” twice, apparently confusing it the first time with “twilight’s last gleaming.” The online criticism came in fast and furious, with many people on Twitter slamming Lewis so much, he and Staind both became trending topics.
While a few users suggested cutting Lewis some slack, others pointed out that he’s a conservative Republican who calls himself a Patriot right in his Twitter bio. Messing up something as sacred as the National Anthem was just inexcusable to them. And others noted that Lewis actually ripped Christina Aguilera for her own “Star-Spangled Banner” screw-up at the 2011 Super Bowl.
Lewis now seems humbled by his own mistake, and took to his website to offer an apology. He writes:
“All I can say is I’m sorry and ask for the Nation’s forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me.”
Lewis also retweeted two comments about the mishap, one extremely harsh and the other defending him while mocking President Obama. The negative (and explicit) remark reads, “@AaronLewisMusic you f*cking suck you c*ck lusting dipsh*t. Your band sucks and you’re an over opinionated retard. F*ck you.” The other: “Those who call into question @AaronLewisMusic ‘s patriotism over a gaffe, clearly have never heard our President speak. #WorldSeries.”
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