Chris Daughtry Won't Sing ‘My Country Tis of Thee’ on Fox News, Outrage Follows (Video)
Former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry committed an unforgivable sin on Fox News when he refused to sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” during the "Fox and Friends" after-show on Friday.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, "Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocy asked Daughtry to sing the song with co-hosts Anna Kooiman, Clayton Morris and Heather Childers, reports Mediaite.com (video below).
Daughtry, whose band had left the stage, said, "I'm off the clock, I'm gonna watch you all."
After Childers picked up a tambourine, Daughtry announced, “This is where I bail,” and walked off the stage.
The rest of the hosts followed him, except Kooiman who climbed off the front part of the stage to find a girl in the audience to lead the singing.
Outrage followed on Twitter where people attacked Daughtry for not singing the song.
According to the conservative website Twitchy, some of angry Tweets included:
@CHRIS_Daughtry couldn't bother to sing a patriotic song on D-Day. Hey, a--------. The D in D-Day doesn't stand for douche bag.
@CHRIS_Daughtry Used 2 be a HUGE fan, until you walked off set 2day, when fans asked 4 patriotic song on D-Day "Off the Clock?" Shame on you
@CHRIS_Daughtry Dissing your fellow Americans request on D-Day. Wow! I bet they supported you when you needed it most! Not the best idea!!
Daughtry later posted a video (below) on YouTube in which he apologized, said he was not prepared to do the song, but does support the troops.