Parade Viewers Keep Tradition Of Calling Out Lip Syncing Alive


Jumping on social media to call out lip syncing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has become a tradition on the U.S. holiday.

“Welcome to the Macy's Bad Lip Syncing Day Parade!,” read one tweet on Thursday. Someone asked: “Anyone else watching the Macy’s lip syncing parade?”

(In 2018, John Legend explained: “We all have to lip sync on this parade because the floats don't have the capacity to handle the sound requirements for a live performance.”)

Due to COVID-19, this year’s spectacular in New York City was spectator-free. Viewers at home saw a three-hour combination of live and pre-taped performances and, as always, every singer was lip syncing – including Bebe Rexha, Pentatonix, CNCO and Brett Young.

“Macy’s thanksgiving parade without a crowd makes the lip syncing even more obvious and bad," someone opined on Twitter. Another decided: “The lip syncing is worse than usual for the Macy’s parade."

Here’s a sample of reactions to this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade – or, as TV writer Damian Holbrook called it, “How the Cringe Stole Christmas."

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