MLB All-Star Game: ‘O Canada’ Rendition With ‘All Lives Matter’ Lyric Sparks Outrage

The Tenors draw wrath on social media for altered lyrics

Last Updated: July 12, 2016 @ 7:28 PM

O Canada, you have a controversy on your hands.

A performance of the Canadian national anthem at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday by The Tenors stirred outrage on social media, thanks to altered lyrics that contained the phrase “all lives matter.”

According to CBC, the quartet changed the lyrics to, “We’re all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great.”

The phrase “all lives matter” is regarded by many as a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained widespread attention due to a number of high-profile shootings.

The change of lyrics didn’t sit well with many on social media.

“Changing lyrics to O Canada is disrespectful and ignorant. @TenorsMusic I’m American and ashamed of you,” one detractor wrote.

Another accused the group of spreading “racist propaganda before a baseball game.”

Still another opined, “Changing the lyrics of O Canada to support ‘All Lives Matter’ is an incredibly efficient and effective way to piss off literally everyone.”

“Memo to MLB: if you’re looking to attract black fans and players, All Lives Mattering the anthem — even O Canada — ain’t the way to do it,” said another critic.

Read below for a choice collection of reactions.