Rita Ora was subjected to ridicule after her Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lip-syncing — but it wasn’t her fault and Macy’s has apologized.
“During today’s NBC broadcast of the
#MacysParade several recording artists experienced technical difficulties that negatively impacted their performance. We apologize and want fans to know these issues were out of the artist’s control,” the company tweeted around 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday.
Things getting roasted this Thanksgiving:
– A turkey
– Rita Ora’s absolutely abysmal lip-syncing pic.twitter.com/bmDhITEoup
— Freddie Benson (@DeeH_NYC) November 22, 2018
Rita took to Twitter shortly after to thank Macy’s for explaining the issue.
Thank you and I appreciate the honesty and I hope everyone still had a great time! ?? https://t.co/uKgO8mt9dw
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) November 22, 2018
John Legend, who also performed during the parade, came to the defense of performers who must lip-sync in the Macy’s parade.
Fun fact. 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. Hope y'all enjoyed it anyway. Know that if you come to my shows, the vocals are 100% live! https://t.co/C2bGj63AF6
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 22, 2018