Bruce Springsteen is in hot water! During ‘The Concert For Valor’ on Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day, the legendary singer sang his hit, ‘Born In The U.S.A’ as well as the controversial Vietnam-era anthem, ‘Fortunate Son.’
At The Concert For Valor on Nov. 11, in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen, 65, performed multiple songs in honor of our Veterans, but is catching some heat for his performance of the anti-war anthem, “Fortunate Son” with Zac Brown and Dave Grohl.
Bruce Springsteen Veterans Day — Performs Controversial Song
Bruce has definitely angered and upset many Veterans with his rendition of the anti-war song with lyrics that include,“ain’t no military son.”
The amazing concert was free, but did have donation areas set up where the audience could volunteer and help the Veterans. According to the Daily Mail, hundreds of thousands were estimated to have attended the amazing event.
According to the side, Starbucks president Howard Schultz pledged to hire ten thousand veterans and to write a book. He said, “Veterans Day comes once a year. Unfortunately, at times, it’s turned into an annual weekend sale,” Howard said. “That’s not what it’s about.”
While Bruce did perform an incredibly controversial song, he also sang his uplifting song, “Born In The U.S.A,” however that did not stop many from taking to Twitter to criticize his choice of singing “Fortunate Son.”
Hey Bruce Springsteen! Get off the stage with your anti American music! Play born in the USA!
— christian corchuelo (@whoschristian) November 12, 2014
Bruce Springsteen needs to remember why he can sing the things he did. A soldier paid the price.
— ♞Candice♞ (@_Camelot2_) November 12, 2014
“Fortunate Son” played at the Concert For Valor?! You ought to be ashamed, Bruce Springsteen, Zac Brown & Dave Grohl. Just lost this fan.
— Kris Christensen (@kc0828) November 12, 2014
— Mike Talbot (@mjtalbot1) November 12, 2014
— Robert P. Baker (@BakerFLHX) November 12, 2014
#BruceSpringsteen what a disgrace not the right time for this kind of song to be sung! Won’t waste my money on him ever again!
— Debi (@Summersolstis) November 12, 2014
Bruce was not the only big name at the event, Jennifer Hudson kicked off the event with an absolutely stunning rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Other major artists including Carrie Underwood, Eminem and Rihanna were also on hand to celebrate our troops and honor the war-veterans.
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— Caitlin Beck