Canadian quartet the Tenors issued a statement saying they are “deeply sorry” for a political statement made during their performance of O Canada at the M-L-B all-star game in San Diego.
During their on-field performance, one tenor sang a line in the anthem that was changed to “We’re all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.” .
The band says this was the action of one member and they are sorry for it and that he won’t be singing with the group for a while.
Many are calling the actions “disrespectful” and “shameful.”
Here is Remi’s facebook explanation:
I’ve been so moved lately by the tragic loss of life and I hoped for a positive statement that would bring us ALL together. ONE LOVE. That was my singular motivation when I said all lives matter. I am disturbed that people would attribute anything other than the purist of intentions to my actions. I weep for the senseless loss of life, the lives of all my brothers and sisters in this world. I speak for the human race and the lives of all sentient beings. Love, peace and harmony for ALL has always been my life’s purpose. I say this from the bottom and all corners of my heart, be good to one another, love one another. Let us all live in peace, it is everyone’s birthright. Once we awaken the love within, we will never be without.
Peace be with us all.