Last night’s GOP debate opened with a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America,” but one young audience member was left humiliated by the end of it.
A hilarious clip is going viral today showing a young woman in the audience clearly get confused about whether or not her hand should be over her heart.
When u realize “God bless America” isn’t a hand-on-your-heart song https://t.co/5z9afKqwhm
— Independent Journal (@IJDOTCOM) December 15, 2015
Bustle reported on the clip:
It can even be a bit nerve-racking for first-time debate audience members, and one girl stood out as a hero for awkward people everywhere during the fifth GOP debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday. As Ayla Brown sang “God Bless America” during the JV event, an unidentified woman in the audience was caught on camera with her hand over her heart, which she quickly removed after realizing her mistake. Honestly, this could happen to anyone — who can keep up with which patriotic songs are hand-over-the-heart songs and which aren’t?
Her rapid side-eye glances made it obvious that she was embarrassed about her mistake, but she was really just being extra patriotic. When faced with the confusing question of whether or not to place your hand over your heart, it’s safest to err on the side of caution and put that hand on your chest. If you make the opposite mistake and don’t participate in this gesture when it’s expected, you give off a very un-American vibe. You definitely don’t want to come off as un-American in an auditorium full of conservatives rooting on the GOP presidential candidates on stage — Donald Trump would probably tweet about you on the spot.
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