Minnie Driver sounded off on Twitter in response to criticisms over her national anthem flub. The actress, who’s known for her incredible voice, sang “hailed” instead of “watched” when she performed the opening anthem at a St. Louis Cardinals game at Dodgers Stadium on Saturday.
Minnie messed up twice during the minute long introduction to the game. “Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we hailed, were so gallantly streaming,” Driver proudly belted out during the flub, according to dbtechno.com.
She soon mixed up her words again as “Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave” became “Oh, say can that star-spangled banner yet wave” in her own rendition of the song.
Driver wasn’t concerned about the flub, and she had good reason since she joins a long list of stars who’ve also gotten the lyrics wrong. Ms. Driver let viewers know about it on Twitter, reports CBS News.
“Gosh, I sang ‘hailed’ instead of ‘watched’ during the Nat Anthem last night.What can I say? I am an imperfect human being. I think that’s ok. For some reason I sang ‘o’er the ramparts we hailed…’ On the upside, I was in tune!!!! And my son had a blast,” Minnie tweeted.
Fans were on the fence about Minnie’s mistake, with some supporting the singer despite the flub, posting, “you sang it beautifully! We all make mistakes. Don’t give it another thought” and “got 2 words wrong singing the
#nationalanthem AND STILL did a farrrr better job than half the loser Americans ive heard..
But others questioned why Minnie, a British national, sang the American anthem in the first place at the baseball game, flub or no flub. “Why is a Brit singing our national anthem?” questioned one viewer, but Driver fired back, tweeting, “I need to get over my nerves while singing to 40k people and you need to get over your protectionist crap.”
I need to get over my nerves while singing to 40k people and you need to get over your protectionist crap. https://t.co/vTBybZT5Vk— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) June 8, 2015
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Minnie Driver kept her cool, joking with fans about being deported because of the flub. She retweeted, “So when are you being deported exactly?” and added, “I think in about half an hour…”
Driver recently had her About a Boy sitcom cancelled by NBC after two seasons. She’ll next appear in A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island with Ed Westwick, AnnaSophia Robb, and John Leguizamo.
Despite her critics, it seems Minnie Driver has gotten over her very public national anthem flub.
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