A Captail Fourth

Barry Manilow’s Face Captures Twitter’s Imagination

What is wrong with Barry Manilow’s face? That’s the question Twitter is hoping someone can answer.

The singer drew quite a bit of praise from critics for his performance during the 33rd annual A Capitol Fourth celebration. The special aired Thursday on PBS.

According to Social News Daily, Barry Manilow’s face captured Twitter’s collective imagination after folks became enraptured with his surgically-altered appearance.

While his fans were just happy to hear him sing one more time at the Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., others seemed more interested in what has happened to his skin over the years. You can find some reactions to his appearance embedded below.

Barry Manilow seemed very excited about participating in this year’s event. Newsmax reports that the acclaimed singer was simply “thrilled” to perform during the celebration.

Manilow explained to reporters:

I did it four years ago and I was so thrilled when they called me back and asked me to do it again. For me it was one of the biggest thrills, not only because I was standing, singing, looking at the Capitol and being surrounded by history … and then being in the company of the National Orchestra [who] are amazing. Most of all, for me, it was ending the show with ‘Let Freedom Ring.’ Bruce [Sussman] and I wrote it for a moment like that.

Are you curious to see what some people on Twitter thought about Barry Manilow and his 70-year-old face? You can find some reactions to his physical appearance below. If you’re a fan of the singer, then you might find some of these tweets a little offensive.

If nothing else, at least his face is helping inspire conversation between the generations.

What do you think about Barry Manilow’s face? Were you surprised by the singer’s appearance during his performance at the National Mall on July 4?

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