Conservatives Slam Gaga’s NYC Pride Performance
Lady Gaga came out of hibernation to make a special appearance and kick off New York City’s Gay Pride last weekend, singing her unique version of the National Anthem. Some conservatives and right wing publications are not pleased with the singer’s LGBT-friendly take on the "Star Spangled Banner," however.
Gaga gave an energizing speech and a thrilling rendition of the National Anthem at Gay Pride Parade’s Kick-Off Rally in New York City Friday night, changing the song’s lyrics from "O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave" to "O say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave," and "home of the brave" to "home of the gay," which apparently ticked off the ultra-right.
The conservative news site Breitbart.com reported the story and wrote, "Singer Lady Gaga used this week’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as an excuse to tweak ’The Star-Spangled Banner.’"
Twitchy.com, a conservative Twitter curation site founded by Michelle Malkin, a conservative blogger and pundit, aggregated a number of Twitter users who found Gaga’s National Anthem interpretation "disrespectful," saying "many were outraged."
"I have lost all respect for Lady Gaga changing the National Anthem and putting, "Home of the gay." You disgust me," one user wrote.
".@ladygaga your lack of respect for our National Anthem is disgusting and disgraceful. Exactly what I expect from America hating Liberals," another said.
Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) also took offense and lashed out against Mother Monster on his Facebook account, demanding the singer to apologize for her rendition.