After Candace Cameron Bure, JoJo Siwa isnt the only celebrity to pop up.
Matthew Koma, Hilary Duff's husband, roasted her on TikTok over the weekend, mocking her for a selfie video she shot herself dressed in Fourth of July outfits while Bruce Springsteens Born in the United States sounded in the background.
Does that sound like the song youre playing? Yeah, it's about veterans returning from Vietnam and being treated like st. Koma, 35, says the song isn't about the Fourth of July, but rather about Bure's posting earlier this month on the national holiday.
Cameron Bure, 46, said in her original video, in which she wore a shirt with the words "God Bless America" and a baseball cap emblazoned with the words "God is Good."
She then giggled with delight before announcing, Happy Fourth of July!
Springsteen's era-defining smash hit does indeed have a darker underlying meaning than its upbeat melody, which is topped off by the undeniably rousing chorus that plays in the background of the TikToks.
During a decades-old TV interview, the singer, 72, reflected on the songs' roots.
The song that inspired it splintered into a certain social context: the country had veered to the right, and the Republicans at the time were basically attempting to co-opt anything American, according to his statement. Born in the United States was a song of rebellion.
Springsteen commented on how the track expresses deep ambivalence about American identity in the final episode of the podcast Renegades: Born in the United States, hosted by Barack Obama in collaboration with the New Jersey native.
The music icon said this is a song about identity, pride, and placelessness. The lyrics tell the story of a fictional Vietnam veteran who has returned from war, only to discover himself grappling with his personal patriotism in the aftermath of his service.
So, our protagonist is a person who has been betrayed by his country yet yet who still feels deeply connected to the country that he grew up in, according to Springsteen.
Springsteen expressed his thoughts on why the song was appropriated, especially as Komas disapproves of Cameron Bures' decision to include the song in her TikTok.
One reason for its great power and two another is the fact that its images were so distinctly American, as he stated.
But it did require you to have two opposing opinions at the same time: that you might both be very critical of your country and very proud of your country at the same time. And that is something that you see debated about to this day.
Komas' comment came just days after JoJo Siwa described Cameron Bure as the rudest person she ever saw.
The 19-year-old Dance Moms alum admitted she had a phone chat with Cameron Bure before she contacted fans on social media, according to the actress.