Politics

WEIRD AL CALLED: Biden's Inagural Poet Remixes Star-Spangled Banner Lyrics, Gets Blasted on Twitter

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.06.22

Biden inaugural poet and 2017’s National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman took to Twitter on Monday to share her unique take on the Star-Spangled Banner; the 24-year-old calls her updated version “The Scar-Mangled Banner.”

O say can we see, by the Gone’s early flight, What so loudly we failed at the mornlight’s past gleaming, Whose flawed stripes and strifed scars, through the perilous plight, Our wan hearts, we watched, stirred and valiantly screaming.

And the rifle’s dread glare, bullets bursting in air, Gave truth in our sight that our flag was not spared. O say does that scar-mangled banner yet save Our land of the free and the home of the brave?

While some celebrated Gorman as “exactly the voice we need right now,” others weren’t so positive on the new spin.

“Lol are you ten?” one Twitter user responded.

“Well, there’s a minute of my life I won’t get back,” wrote another.

“Seen better ‘poetry’ scrawled on public restroom stalls. Sophomoric seems an apt description,” one user chimed in.

One user decided to just share a Debbie Downer gif.

“wow – poetry AND politics together? groundbreaking stuff,” one user joked.

“Is this AI generated?” one user asked.

Another user had similar thoughts.

From The Daily Wire…

The national anthem has come under fierce criticism from members of the Left for some time; in the midst of the 2020 riots, author Daniel E. Walker posited, “I do side with the people who say that we should rethink this as the national anthem, because this is about the deep-seated legacy of slavery and white supremacy in America, where we do things over and over and over again that are a slap in the face of people of color and women.”

Activist Kevin Powell suggested replacing “The Star-Spangled Banner” with John Lennon’s “Imagine,” as Yahoo reported at the time: “Powell, for his part, suggests John Lennon’s Imagine, which he says is ‘the most beautiful, unifying, all-people, all-backgrounds-together kind of song you could have.’”

“I grew up in hip-hop,” Powell added, “and I remember how people would criticize hip-hop for being violent. Yet ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ is riddled with violence. How are you criticizing a rap song for being violent, but when we get to kindergarten, we are literally teaching children violence through song? I said, ‘I can’t participate anymore.’ So I stopped a long time ago.”

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