You knew that pop icon Marc Anthony would eventually respond to all the online haters who slammed him for singing “God Bless America” at this week’s MLB All-Star Game in Queens, New York.
This is what Anthony said on “Live with Kelly and Michael” today:
There were some statements made that people were upset that they would have someone from another country sing the national anthem. Let’s get this straight. I was born and raised in New York. You can’t get more New York than me.
NBC Latino also added:
“Live” co-host Kelly Ripa – who is married to Mexican actor Mark Consuelos with whom she has children – said that she found the outrage “depressing.”
“It’s so depressing,” she said. “I get depressed when I hear things like that.”
And Anthony made it clear to the nation that there’s nothing to dispute regarding his citizenship and his right to sing the patriotic anthem.
“I just want to set the record straight,” he said. “I’m more Puerto Rican than ever. I’m more New York than ever.”
Enough said. Suck it, nativists.