Outrage After CMA Awards Deletes All Mentions of Beyoncé to Appease Racists
The American entertainment world has been thrown into chaos after the organisers of the Country Music Association deleted all of Beyonce’s links from their platform following angry tweets from folks on Wednesday night.
According to Huffington Post, the drama started after Beyonce performed her song ‘Daddy Lessons’ at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards, featuring the Dixie Chicks. The organisation reportedly published clips of her performance from the award night. Not long after, country music lovers tweeted racist slurs at Beyonce and berated the organisation for featuring the singer who supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and the organisation obliged the critics by deleting every trace of Beyonce from their social media account.
The world noticed and this sparked an outrage.
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 3, 2016
They deleted everything Beyonce-related from their website and social media accounts.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 3, 2016
Hours after the outrage, the CMA reposted one of Beyonce’s posts on their Instagram, but the damage was already done:
This is not the first time Beyonce is getting hate from people since the release of her new album ‘Lemonade’. She has been accused of “hating the police, white people and supporting BLM.”
Here’s what one Twitter user said: “Having Beyonce perform at the CMA Awards is like having Taylor Swift perform at the BET Awards.”
Meanwhile, the singing group Dixie Chicks have responded to all the hate by tweeting this:
If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate. https://t.co/PWJcDeNmuR
— Dixie Chicks (@dixiechicks) November 3, 2016
When contacted by HuffPost for confirmation, the association were yet to respond as at press time.
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