Rapper Eminem, who is notorious for dropping F-Bombs in his songs, sparked strong reactions on Tuesday after his indiscreet swearing during a performance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., - an event celebrating the Veterans Day.
The Michigan-born rapper raised quite a few eyebrows while also sparking some smiles among viewers when HBO streamed his performance that was replete with curse words at the concert that aimed to support the US armed men and women.
"Happy mother***ing Veterans Day," the rapper shouted into the microphone – immediately making individuals turn to Twitter to give their opinions.
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While many criticised the singer for using the profanity, some defended the rapper's choice of words in the event:
"Is there really a need for #Eminem to be swearing like an idiot at the #ConcertForValor?" said an individual named Buff Jones.
"I love how @Eminen keeps swearing at the DC event "happy mother f**king Veternas Day" #SoClassy..." tweeted @emilyfrancis02
Here are few more reactions:
- Turning off HBO after all the swearing coming out of EMINEM...they cld have put him on later..after kids like myself have gone to sleep – Najat Dawaji
- Pretty Strange to hear Eminem swearing up a storm as the grand finale to thank our vets. So much anger and hostility is those F-bombs. – Ace Hoffman
- Everybody complaining about @Eminem swearing at #ConcertForValor needs to chill out. Soldiers fight for his freedom of speech. #GetOverIt – Tim Stroinski
— Tim Stroinski (@liltimmy323) November 12, 2014
The first-of-its-kind Concert for Valor, was staged by HBO, Starbucks and Chase Corp., and it was intended to raise awareness on issues that affect veterans. It was one of the biggest events of the year on the Mall, the Blaze notes.
Although the tickets were free, volunteers were asked to donate money to help war veterans. The program was both televised and streamed online on Tuesday.