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Carrie Underwood Sings Off Key and America Again Shows It’s Stupidity

I read that Carrie Underwood sang a tribute to President Kennedy and the Beatles last night during the Emmys. Reports say she sang off key. Hard to believe but we all have bad days. Granted, most of us aren’t talented enough to have them on national television.

In the spirit of full disclosure I did not see or hear the Emmys for two reasons. I am a heterosexual man and football was on the other network. Furthermore I am close to tone deaf, so even if I heard it I am not qualified to give an opinion on Carrie Underwood’s singing.

It would be hard for me to find fault with anything Carrie Underwood did but that’s not a surprise because, again, I am a heterosexual male.

I think it was nice the Emmy’s decided to remember the tragedy in Dallas 50 years ago and the healing The Beatles helped with just a couple of months later.

What I don’t think is nice is a bunch of talentless hunt and peckers, yapping about someone’s singing, on Twitter and Facebook. Especially a tribute performance. I personally believe you shouldn’t say anything online you would be willing to say in person to someone twice your size in a room with no witnesses.

But I also believe in the First Amendment (FYI – I also believe in the Second Amendment in case you want to criticize me) so people can say what they want in America no matter how stupid or cowardly it may seem.

I also know that Carrie makes a lot of money, doing what she does, and with that comes the risk of placing yourself in the cross hairs of idiots. So as cute as she is I don’t really feel too sorry for her. After the moo moo wearing, Pall Mall smoking, critics sign off Twitter she is going to sleep peacefully in a mansion and wake as rich as she was before the Emmys, if not richer.

With all that being said I think some of the Tweets and comments that were reported were classless beyond imagination. They were not witty or pithy just sad. Sad because it shows the stupidity of America.

The one comment which was in a class by itself was a Tweet by Conan O’Brian show writer Sean O’Connor. Who without a doubt won an Emmy for Horse’s Ass of the Night.

O’Connor Tweeted: “Some people never forget where they were when JFK got shot, but I will never forget where I was when Carrie Underwood murdered The Beatles.”

To equate singing off key to the assassination of an American President is unconscionable. Further more to then compare it to the murdering of The Beatles when one of the Beatles was actually murdered is beyond understanding.

Is O’Connor so dense, so stupid to think that kind of thing is acceptable?

It’s not acceptable to me and for that reason I will never watch another episode of Conan O’Brien or any other show Sean O’Connor is affiliated with.

This feeling that every thought which pops into our heads needs to be shared must be stopped. God gave us free will and as such we can close our mouths.

Like Mark Twain said ” It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

That goes for horse’s asses too.




  1. Theresa says:

    First- Carrie was NOT OFF KEY! She was on pitch the whole time! I listened to it 20 times as I was frankly SHOCKED at all the hate she got from people like you. She was not pitchy, not offkey. Not once! She is a 6 TIME GRAMMY WINNER with over 150 major music awards– including a Golden Globe Award for songwriting and many songwriting awards. She does not deserve your lack of respect and bashing. Second, Paul McCartney himself approved the performance and sent Carrie a personal letter. So I will take his opinion over your’s. Third, that you would post an entire BLOG to trash poor Carrie Underwood– who is a very nice girl- is very deeply disturbing. She did a GREAT job and is so much more than a reality tv winner. AMERICA GOT IT RIGHT~ – deal with it!

    • Theresa says:

      oops- sorry sir- my comment was directed at the haters– not you. I was just pissed off and used the wrong pronoun. Sorry. I am really annoyed as Carrie is nice to everyone and is a good, kind Christian girl who does a lot of charity work and she did not sing off key. It is like Beatles purists jumped all over her when they smelled blood, like sharks. Then all the jealous haters that are fans of other artists joined in and loved every minute of the bashing. It was so unkind and not even remotely accurate. My sister is a pianist for over 20 years. She knows pitch. She confirmed Carrie was not even remotely off key.

  2. Theresa says:

    I essentially agree with the main point of your blog: America is stupid. They trash everything and everyone under the anonymity of twitter. No consequences. Really abusive and hurtful to the celebrities, who are human beings too. And the bottom line– is she WAS NOT OFF KEY!

    • J Pat Dyer says:

      I am glad to hear you say that. Like I said I didn’t see it and if I did I am not a great judge of pitch but I know what I like and I like Carrie Underwood.

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