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Marc Anthony reminds people he's (duh) American, too

Singer Marc Anthony applauds after singing "God Bless America" during the All-Star game, July 16, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Singer Marc Anthony applauds after singing "God Bless America" during the All-Star game, July 16, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Some ignorant people need a lesson in geography as well as a reminder that Marc Anthony is an American.

On the TV show "Live with Kelly and Michael," the New York-born singer touted his roots in response to ignorant criticism on social media outlets that he was selected to sing "God Bless America" at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The game was played at Citi Field in Queens.

The Grammy-winning salsa star and actor said that he heard people were questioning why (incorrectly) a "foreign-born" person was singing the patriotic song.

Anthony was born in New York. Some of the more offensive comments questioned why a "Mexican" was singing the song. Anthony is Puerto Rican descent, not Mexican. But even had he been born in Puerto Rico, the island is a U.S. commonwealth and its residents are U.S. citizens.

"You can't get more New York than me," he said.

BuzzFeed has a send-up of some of the most offensive Twitter comments.

By the way, Anthony has a tattoo of the Statue of Liberty on his right forearm.

With the AP.

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