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The Tenors Slam Member Remigio Pereira for All Lives Matter Lyrics Change, Suspend Him from Group

The Tenors Slam Member Remigio Pereira for All Lives Matter Lyrics Change, Suspend Him from Group

The Canadian singing group The Tenors is slamming member Remigio Pereira for using a performance at the 2016 MLB All-Star Game as a platform to promote his political beliefs.

The singer changed a line of “Oh Canada” to say that he supports the “All Lives Matter” movement, which is a response to Black Lives Matter.

Remigio has been suspended from The Tenors “until further notice,” the group announced.

The Tenors are deeply sorry for the disrespectful and misguided lack of judgment by one member of the group acting as a ‘lone wolf’ today during the singing of the Canadian national anthem at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego,” the group wrote in a statement.

“The other members of the group are shocked and embarrassed by the actions of Remigio Pereira, who changed the lyrics of our treasured anthem and used this coveted platform to serve his own political views,” the statement continued. “Our sincere apologies and regrets go out to everyone who witnessed this shameful act, to our fellow Canadians, to Major League Baseball, to our friends, families, fans and to all those affected. The actions of one member of this group were extremely selfish and he will not be performing with The Tenors until further notice.”

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  • Koos

    well try it as as ‘cleaning woman’ now.

  • Juliettemvp

    What a disrespectful asshat. If you take a look at his Twitter page, he seems a little out there too. Jerk.

  • Ash

    All lives matter. Hmm… it’s ridiculous how mean and inconsiderate he is! Didn’t he know only black lives matter?

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    *eye roll*

  • xyz

    Truth hurts, I know. U can go back to Africa, darling.

  • xyz

    Bunch of PC tools. Liberty of expression/speech is long gone, get used to that.

  • jane

    he’s a tiny little man with big issues

  • Mark Hofton

    Why is no one mentioning that the rogue tenor was born in Boston?

  • plez

    I guess your racism trumps (lol) all other ism like Nationalism. Now you can go back to Europe. While I post my comment for people with true intelligence.

  • plez

    He change the national anthem of Canada. This is disrespect for every person who has fought for Canada.
    They should have fired him.

  • Progress

    Another unintelligent racist. With each passing generation, the people who share your views become smaller and smaller.

  • plez

    Are people really this ignorant or just pretending not to understand. Black Lives Matter or to make it simpler for you Black Lives Matter (too). Meaning treat black lives like you would want people to treat your life. No better. No worse. Equal. Black people voicing their concerns does not diminish your rights. So stop acting so scared over a slogan.

  • Melissa Macklin

    It has nothing to do with the issue of BLM or ALM. It’s the fact that he changed the lyrics to our anthem to present his own personal/political views.

    You are so blind to the issues, sad really.

  • casper

    actually it isn’t; privacy is gone. He expressed himself (wasn’t denied speech), which is allowed. But you shouldn’t do it when you are performing, especially on an anthem, in a group. This was not the time, nor the place, though the message itself is commendable. Thus a total lack of judgement. When you are representing someone/something, you have to conform, instead of doing whatever you want. Has nothing to do with PC, but with reliability. Remigio can’t be trusted (anymore). He was paid to perform and he didn’t do it like they all agreed. If you get paid, do your job!!

  • casper

    we all come from africa, you ass (truth hurts indeed).

  • casper

    his comment was steeped in irony, get a sense of humor

  • casper

    His message is not the problem, it’s the venue. When you are paid to perform a national anthem, you should do so.
    Don’t disrespect/betray your employer and a nation (national anthem) by abusing the popularity of sports to convey political messages. It would be very chaotic if policemen, weather-forecasters, truckdrivers, etc. would convey their own private message while being on the job. I do agree, all lives matter and in the US black lives should matter more than they do now. All lives matter, but a job is a job. Do as agreed, or suffer the consequences.
    About the black lives matter and police brutality:
    Police lives matter as well. Triggerhappy policemen are formed by (gruesome) experience. A lot of lawenforcers get shot/killed on the job.
    They are very aware of this and it makes them quite jumpy… I don’t think they (killers of black innocent lives) actually hate black people, but they fear young black men who are guilty of crime and grew op on the streets. They go down shooting, rather than going to jail.

  • Gina

    Using Canada’s national anthem as a platform to spew controversial rhetoric is not cool. What an ass.

  • Gina

    Using Canada’s national anthem as a platform to spew controversial rhetoric is not cool. What an ass.

  • Gina

    Is that all you got, darling? At least be a creative racist.

  • Gina

    Is that all you got, darling? At least be a creative racist.

  • Gina

    Is that all you got, darling? At least be a creative racist.

  • Gina

    Is that all you got, darling? At least be a creative racist.

  • Kelley

    This is very disrespectful and many Canadians are extremely offended by his actions. They should also mention Remigio Pereira is NOT Canadian, he was born in Boston.

  • Melissa Macklin

    Obvious troll is obvious

  • Jesus is coming…RUN!!!

    I’m Canadian, Im not upset, most Canadians don’t care. The media is turning it into a thing

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