Mariah Carey lip-synced her hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and a lot of people are upset. The New York Daily News talks about Mariah Carey’s latest alleged blunder.
“Social media users raked Mariah Carey over the coals following a performance of her hit holiday anthem during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning, mocking the diva for allegedly delivering a carbon copy of her original 1994 rendition.”
Unfortunately, social media users let out their usual cruelness and not only bashed Mariah Carey for her lip-syncing, but body-shamed and age-shamed her as well.
@MariahCarey You need to quit. You are fat, old, and obviously can't sing anymore. Time to get away from the buffet.
— Luke O'Malley (@lilmonsterluke) November 27, 2015
this thanksgiving I'm thankful that Mariah Carey decided to lip sync at the Macy's parade
— ΛLEC (@zetricore) November 26, 2015
The most ironic thing about all the Mariah Carey bashing is the fact that, well, everybody lip-syncs at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mariah Carey fans made sure to point this out after an article on the same topic at the Daily Mail.
“I thought it was common knowledge that singers lipsync at parades. Otherwise, they would sound awful, however talented they may be,” said Laura-Palmer
“What???? This is even a news story? All songs at the parade are pre-recorded in 2-3 minute segments and the singers are supposed to lip-sync over it. This is how its been done for years,” claims LadyB.
Mariah Carey’s fans made sure to defend her on Twitter.
@MariahCarey I know there are plenty of lambs mad about the lip syncing, but all singers are forced to do it at the parade. Stay strong! LYM
— Melanie R. (@Avatar_Rei) November 27, 2015
— Julian Garcia (@JulianG922) November 27, 2015
This really isn’t much of a news story, but it’s been open season on Mariah Carey for the past couple of years. In 2014, she released Me I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse to great reviews. However, the album failed to launch anything resembling a hit single and became one of the biggest album flops by a major superstar over the past five years. Then, Mariah had a couple of off-key singing moments and even apologized for one. The Los Angeles Times reported on this last year.
“All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is her vocal range. The Elusive Chanteuse bombed on live television during NBC’s annual ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ tree-lighting special on Wednesday — and, this time, she was fully aware of it. National television will do that to a person.”
The article adds that Carey eventually apologized for the performance, which only added fuel to the fire of bad publicity. Mariah Carey then began a residency in Las Vegas in May of 2015 and not only did all the shows in the smallish theater fail to sell out, but Mariah received mixed reviews as well. The New York Times compared the show to a “crash,” but other sources thought Mariah still showed some vocal ability even if she didn’t sing the notes like she did in the 1990s.
You can bet that Mariah’s new Christmas movie, which will be released in a couple of weeks, will provide plenty of entertainment for critics who like to sit around and rip apart Ms. Carey because it makes them feel better. Despite all the backlash, let’s hope Mariah Carey has a merry Christmas.
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