Prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl 58 on Sunday night, there were two renditions of national anthems performed.
Andra Day delivered a moving rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” commonly recognized as the Black national anthem, followed by Reba McEntire’s performance of the “Star Spangled Banner.”
Both performances garnered widespread praise.
However, not everyone was pleased with the dual national anthems. Longtime television host Megyn Kelly expressed her discontent with the decision, suggesting that there should only be one anthem before the Super Bowl.
Kelly took to social media during the game to share her controversial viewpoint, stating, “The so-called Black National Anthem does not belong at the Super Bowl. We already have a National Anthem and it includes EVERYONE.”
In response to Kelly’s stance, some argued that if a brief rendition of a three-minute song before the “Star Spangled Banner” causes significant discomfort, it may be indicative of a personal issue.