Monday, May 23, 2016

Gay Men's Chorus deliberately humiliated when trying to sing national anthem at San Diego Padres game

The San Diego Padres baseball team has been involved in a humiliating incident in which the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was to sing the national anthem, but the voice was overrun with a female soloist in the control room.  Think Progress has a typical story here.

The incident happened Saturday, May 21, when hosting the Los Angeles Dodger at Petco Park. (The Padres won, 3-2.)  The Padres website at mlb  has an apology.  Major League Baseball, which says it enforces its non-discrimination policy for sexual orientation with players, will probably investigate/

 The All-Star game is to be held there this year.

The Padres blame a control room glitch.  Somehow, I think of Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl in 2004.  Timberlake has not always been so virile since.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Petco by Nehrams2020.

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