By now everyone has heard that Beyoncé lip-synced the Star Spangled Banner at the Inaugural, accompanied by the Marine Corps Band faking it.
Is it problematic that Beyoncé is faking it or is it a little problematic that the audience was faking it? The audience had to know they were listening to a tape and yet, in some cases, they acted as if they were thrilled that she knocked it out of the park. I guess by politicians standards, it was real enough.
President Obama was imperious. John Kerry smiled and nodded at her being able to deliver, Joe Biden grinned weirdly.
Beyoncé lip-syncing might be a no-never-mind but the audience reaction was a bit over-the-top. It’s not obvious in this particular video, but Michelle Obama was teary-eyed.
Honestly, I don’t care if she lip-synced but someone needs to tell me how Manti Te’o committed to an Internet girlfriend. Now that’s a bit much.
Forget the lying, how does he commit to a fake girlfriend he never met or even spoke with?
He needs to get out more.