“God Bless the USA” Deemed Too Offensive for Graduation, Replaced With Justin Bieber’s “Baby”

At least they didn't chose "Boyfriend" for the kindergarten ceremony.

Instead, the principal at Public School No. 90 in Brooklyn, reportedly decided Monday to ditch "God Bless the USA" for the kindergarten graduation because it might "offend other cultures" and decided to play Justin Bieber's "Baby." Based on the comments of E!'s story on the decision, the principal is now feeling some serious heat.

Still, since it's just a kindergarten graduation, is it such a big deal to scrap "God Bless the USA" (which is not the national anthem or anything) for another song? Is the problem that they picked a Bieber song? "Baby" is a good title for a cutesy kids’ ceremony — even if the lyrics are actually about dating — but should schools stick with patriotic tunes for all ceremonies?

Source: E! Online

06.12.2012 / 04:25 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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