The fact that the word “forgive” is being used to describe something anyone should be doing to Christina Aguilera is absurd and hypocritical. She didn’t kill an infant. She messed up a lyric. Instead of telling people they should “forgive” her. We should be telling people to move on and stop being hypocrites.
By now, it seems like old hat, but everyone and their mother has commented on why Christina Aguilera should be banned from television, and why messing up the lyrics to our beloved national anthem means figuratively stoning someone. We have seriously reached new lows. Can we all just please relax? This is the point where somebody would say “we aren’t condoning what she did, but…” Well get this, we aren’t bothered by what she did in the least. She made a mistake. It’s really just as simple as that and not that deep. The backlash she’s experiencing is absurd and completely unfounded.
The Super Bowl went on, believe it or not. America didn’t suddenly become less patriotic, nor did Christina Aguilera, for messing up one lyric. It continued with its ridiculous amounts of crazy over-the-top fans, its commercial guzzling, alpha male dominating, accused of rape Ben Roethlisbergering, same sexist NFL forgiving of Michael Vick animal killing fodder that we see every year. Catch what we’re saying here?
It’s fine if you want to bash Christina for her Bionic flop or lack of direction in her musical career. Or even if you hate her voice, fine. But get over it and take your misplaced anger elsewhere. Aguilera’s released an apology “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.” Give her a break. What kind of nation have we become when we caste stones at people who make mistakes? Yes, it’s her job to get the lyrics right. But you’ve never once messed up at your job? You’ve never flubbed? She’s not the president. She’s a pop star who messed up a lyric. National anthem or not, get over it, and yourself.