Christina Aguilera can sleep easy tonight on the giant makeup sponge she calls a bed (I assume), for I believe it’s safe to say the “WHY???” crown has been removed from her head and placed atop the goofy grinning mug belonging to Jimmy Fallon.
The runaway candy cane balloon that popped on a tree wasn’t the only upsetting parade moment at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York yesterday. Animatronic late night television host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots appeared on a float sponsored by Gibson guitars during the parade. Jimmy and The Roots performed “Let’s Go Crazy” by the late, great Prince. “This. This is why we cry” said the doves of the world.
“Jimmy Fallon covering Prince” are four words that no doubt made Prince fans bust out a prayer begging God to cut the WiFi to Heaven so Prince won’t see the disrespectful antics that are going on down here on Earth. Uproxx points out that a whole lot of people were not here for Jimmy’s take on Prince. Most agreed that Jimmy’s participation in a tribute to Prince should have been limited to announcing: “Ladies and gentlemen, The Roots! If anyone needs me, I’ll be taking a nap under this giant guitar.”
Personally, I still can’t get over the ensemble Jimmy performed in. I know it’s cold in New York, but this is PRINCE. Prince is the epitome of style and flair. Meanwhile, Jimmy looks like he was hired at the last minute to perform a tribute to a Blues Brother’s knock-off act called The Soul Siblings. Shameful! If NBC wants to hire a giant turkey to sing on turkey day, fine, but said turkey should have come ready in an appropriate level of Prince-inspired eleganza. Hell, even real turkeys come dressed for the big show in ruffles!