Who’s angry here, country fans or the CMAs? Beyonce’s performance at the Nov. 2 awards show apparently got some country fans pretty angry, and they let out their frustrations on the CMA social media pages. Well, the association reportedly wiped their pages clean of Bey and the Dixie Chicks, and here’s apparently why!
Country music fans are spreading their feelings of anger across the CMA awards social media platforms — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website — because they are not happy Beyonce, 35, was at the Nov. 2 awards show! Fans left comments about a slew of things they were unhappy about, including that Bey wasn’t a “real” country singer, that she didn’t “belong there,” and others were supposedly angry at her “involvement” in the Black Lives Matter movement. Fans claimed her “Formation” video was a public calling that she was anti-police and anti-law enforcement. However, that’s not the case, according to her. Bey clarified the meaning of her controversial music video to Glamour magazine in April 2016, telling them she is “not” anti-police. “But let’s be clear; I am against police brutality and injustice,” she explained. “Those [anti-police Vs. being against police brutality] are two separate things.
So, when the backlash started, the CMAs reportedly deleted every trace of Bey from their accounts, as if she were never there! The poor Dixie Chicks got wiped too, because they obviously had an epic collaboration with her. YOU CAN SEE THE SUSPECTED EVIDENCE HERE.
However, after hearing about these insane reports, we obviously checked the CMA social pages. We discovered that their Instagram and Facebook accounts HAD posts from Nov. 3 of Bey and the Dixie Chicks. BUT, any trace of posts before that were gone. So, what happened here? Why are their pictures, videos, and Tweets all missing from the pre-show promotions and from the three hour show?
WELL, alleged sources close to the CMAs reportedly told TMZ that higher-ups caved to angry fans who left harsh comments. These higher-ups were apparently especially worried about the BLM comments. See the reported comments here. The site also reported that the CMAs “just want this to go away” and feel as though it was a “mistake” to welcome Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks to the show to begin with. This is actually insane.
Meanwhile, the Dixie Chicks have finally responded to this social media firestorm with a simple tweet, making music the priority here.
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
We could potentially witness the worst social media war since Kimye exposed Taylor Swift, 26, on Snapchat. Beyonce’s, fans (AKA, the Bey-hive), may not like what CMA awards fans are saying about their queen on social media. We truly hope whatever this is, will get solved asap. We also hope everyone keeps their social media actions very positive!
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks’ reps on this, as well as the CMAs.
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