Once again, Sebastien De La Cruz sang the national anthem on Thursday night – the same song that brought him a flood of racist sentiments on social media earlier this week. Introduced by San Antonio’s mayor Julian Castro, the adorable 11-year-old mariachi singer sang the patriotic anthem again during Game 4 of the NBA Finals, complete with a traditional mariachi outfit.
During his performance earlier this week, De La Cruz was the victim of numerous hateful comments on Twitter, such as this one by @ADobTrack: “I’m highly upset that THIS kid is singing the United States National Anthem. Clearly from Mexico…”
The boy who gained notoriety as a contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent brushed off the ignorance with tremendous poise in a recent interview with FOX San Antonio.