Why do we care if Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem AKA "Star Spangled Banner" at President Obama's inauguration ceremony?  It matters a great deal whether or not she  lip-synced because lip-syncing is a fraudulent  act, especially if we are made to believe otherwise.  Anderson Cooper backed Beyonce's Lip-syncing by tweeting "who cares if Beyonce lip-synced, she looked and sounded amazing".  As if looking and sounding amazing is all that matters, shame on Anderson Cooper for saying that, looking and sounding amazing is not good enough if the authenticity is not there. Secondly, Kelly Clarkson looked and sounded amazing as well but she didn't lip-sync her performance.  I never was a fan of Beyonce even before she hypocritically signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi after supporting Michelle Obama's "Let's Move Campaign" to fight obesity in children, and that is just one of her many many faux pas.  It's up to individuals to do some research about whom they choose to idolize and not just blindly exalt someone while refusing to acknowledge their considerable mishaps.  Comment as you see fit.