The Tenors apologize after changing lyrics of 'O Canada' to include 'all lives matter'

Canadian musical quartet The Tenors have apologized after one of its members changed some of the lyrics of "O Canada" to make a political statement. Remigio Pereira, who will not be performing with the group until further notice, changed the verse "With glowing hearts we see thee rise. The True North strong and free" to "We're all brothers and sisters. All lives matter to the great" while holding a "All Lives Matter" sign.

The incident occurred during the group's performance of the national anthem prior to the MLB All Star Game in San Diego. Viewers were quick to condemn the change on social media, with many calling it unacceptable and inappropriate.

Not long after the Tenors left the field, the group posted an apology on their official social media accounts, claiming that the incident fell solely on the shoulders of a "lone wolf" and did not represent the group as a whole.

Boston-native Remigio addressed the controversy on Twitter with a series of messages explaining the motivation behind his lyrical misstep. "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," he wrote, adding, "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."

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