Michael Bublé is a beloved Christmas crooner, but lately he's drawing renewed criticism for a cover of the holiday classic Santa Baby that appeared on his 2011 album Christmas.
Critics are taking shots at Bublé's "No Homo" cover that changes several key lyrics in the song to sound more masculine.
For example, he changed the line "think of all the fellas I haven't kissed" to "think of all the hotties I haven't kissed."
Bublé's awkward cover of Santa Baby is getting harshly mocked online.
Can Michael Bublé please just sing Santa Baby as it was intended without any of this No Homo buddy junk, just be st… https://t.co/THi47hTFAJ— Trung 🎄 Le ❄️ Nguyen ☃️🎁🎅🤶 (@Trung 🎄 Le ❄️ Nguyen ☃️🎁🎅🤶)1542938862.0
People don't see anything wrong with a straight man "pretending to be gay for Santa."
The Michael Bublé version of Santa Baby is...... bad If you wanted to cover Santa Baby why the FUCK would you chan… https://t.co/4CzRvjCjO5— sam (@sam)1543520775.0
Used to be indifferent to Michael Bublé but what the heckadoodle is this Santa buddy nonsense #itssantababy— Georgie (@Georgie)1543572634.0
sometimes I wake up in a cold sweat when I remember michael buble made the stylistic choice to sing “santa buddy” instead of “santa baby”— sima ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@sima ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)1543499185.0
Any dude who replaces 'santa baby' with 'santa buddy' has fragile masculinity— Nicc 🐝 (@Nicc 🐝)1543609743.0
Why did Michael Bublé change the lyrics to Santa Baby?
The internet has theories.
Why is Michael Buble so scared that he changed "Santa Baby" to "Santa Buddy". Stop being a coward and admit you wan… https://t.co/HIoqHJJI6f— Hit or Christmas (@Hit or Christmas)1543687571.0
Happy December, time for Michael Bublé to come and reaffirm his straightness with his steel blue convertible from santa buddy— Emily (@Emily)1543695226.0
michael bublé’s cover of “santa baby” is the most absolute no homo bullshit ever lmao “santa buddy??” just say you… https://t.co/cG4PCDrzv3— Liberal Arts (the band) (@Liberal Arts (the band))1542837262.0
Michael Bublé is weak for singing "Santa buddy" and "Santa pally". You're asking him to give you a lot of adult gif… https://t.co/cs9I65NUdd— Jackie (@Jackie)1543672459.0
santa buddy is so fckingg funny make it gay michael buble you absolutely coward— thanos kin yuki (@thanos kin yuki)1543645041.0
People really dislike this "homophobic" cover of a Christmas classic.
please don’t play “Santa Buddy” in front of me it is openly homophobic— JuanPa (@JuanPa)1513630466.0
i dont think i have anything personally against @michaelbuble other then the fact that "santa buddy" is a crime ag… https://t.co/raFlxDKgQD— 🥨udrey (@🥨udrey)1543695323.0
Michael Buble’s “Santa Buddy” is homophobic. If you’re gonna ask Santa for a yacht and a Rolex the LEAST you can do… https://t.co/yWIOAvqSvI— chr¡s (@chr¡s)1513915114.0
Michael Bublé's homophobic need to sing "Santa buddy" in his cover of Santa Baby makes me really need an in-your-fa… https://t.co/cvjKeUvF6e— Your Friendly Neighborhood Krampus (@Your Friendly Neighborhood Krampus)1513877898.0
Homophobia: Michael Buble changing "Santa, cutie" to "Santa, buddy" in Santa Baby. Lean into the gay bit or don't cover the song, Jack.— nell “the annoying one” fitts (@nell “the annoying one” fitts)1513260245.0
One person even called "Santa Buddy" a "musical hate crime."
starbucks is playing santa buddy, a musical hate crime (homophobia)— ｔｈｅ ａｎｎａｄｒｕ－ｊａｈａｄ (@ｔｈｅ ａｎｎａｄｒｕ－ｊａｈａｄ)1513100488.0
Michael Bublé tried to put a new spin on an old classic, but it clearly backfired. And as the years go on, the internet's dislike for "Santa Buddy" only seems to grow stronger.