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Cooper: Who Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced?

'Francis Scott Key would send her a fruit basket,' he says

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 23, 2013 4:15 AM CST
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(Newser) – Amid the "did she or didn't she" debate surrounding Beyonce's alleged lip-syncing of the national anthem on Inauguration Day, Anderson Cooper has weighed in on the side of "so what," reports Mediaite. "I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t care," the CNN host said on the "Ridiculist" portion of his show. "We got to look at Beyonce's beautiful face and hear Beyonce's beautiful voice singing the national anthem."

"There is only one thing we should say today and that is thank you, Beyonce," Cooper added. "Francis Scott Key himself would send her a fruit basket." Another defender was Piers Morgan, who tweeted that Beyonce "still sang the American national anthem better than anyone I've ever heard," E! Online reports. "Beyonce still SANG it, everyone. It was HER voice," he told critics. A spokesman for the US Marine Corps Band, which first raised the issue, now says that while the band's performance was pre-recorded, he's not sure about Beyonce's.

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