So, now that the Montreal Canadiens are one win away from the Stanley Cup final, Celine Dion seems to be trying save face with Habs fans after an image of her was shared on the video board at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, that pictured her in Vegas gear ahead of Game 5.
The multi-time Grammy award winner sent out a tweet on Thursday, wishing Quebecers a Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day. In the same tweet, the music icon addressed the recent controversy that arose due to the photo of her in Golden Knights attire.
Bonne Saint-Jean-Baptiste à toutes les Québecoises et à tous les Québécois. Je vous embrasse et vous souhaite une bonne fête nationale ! 💙💫
En passant, je n’ai rien à voir avec cette photo…. Et vous savez de quelle photo je parle ! 😉 - Céline xx...
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) June 24, 2021
To translate, via Twitter: "Happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste to all Quebecers. I embrace you and wish you a happy national day! By the way, I have nothing to do with this photo…. And you know what photo I'm talking about! - Celine xx…"
In the replies to her tweet, many Canadiens fans were quick to allow Dion back on the Habs bandwagon.
On aime mieux Ces Images , pour etre honnête. On avait pas de doute.
Joyeux fête Nationale a vous oussi, Céline. 💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/A23WIXXFub
— Matt (@MatthevvBritton) June 24, 2021
As someone who’s been covering this situation very closely for two whole days, I have some reservations. For starters, Dion, while denying the photo, still hasn’t expressly stated where her allegiance lies, something that would erase any doubt that she isn’t rooting for Montreal.
Secondly, this picture still exists.
A simple “Go Habs!” or “Go Golden Knights!” tweet would really help bring this madness to a halt.
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