By Jasmine Washington
The Beyhive doesn’t play when it comes to Queen bee Beyoncé. The squad quickly took to Twitter in formation after the CMA organization purged every reference to Beyonce and The Dixie Chicks 2016 CMA awards performance.
According to TMZ, the CMA folded to the pressure of racist social media trolls, who didn’t agree with The Dixie Chicks and Beyoncé’s public support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The CMA organization responded to the criticism by deleting all news and images of Bey and The Dixie Chicks performing “Daddy Lessons” from its official website and Facebook account.
The decision to distance itself from Beyoncé’s performance did not sit too well with the Beyhive who quickly put their Twitter fingers to use in her defense.
So The CMA used beyoncé for ratings for their hillbilly howdy partner mayonnaise award show, then have the nerve to delete every post of her pic.twitter.com/rX8R1s6a7T
— ♑️ (@dannyyonce) November 3, 2016
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 4, 2016
Despite the CMA's deleting everything to do with Beyoncé after racist complaints, Daddy Lessons has entered the top 20 of US iTunes pic.twitter.com/HTr8ncAPWT
— Beyoncé Facts (@beyceipts) November 3, 2016
— Jenee Darden (@CocoaFly) November 3, 2016
The CMA organization has since released a statement regarding its decision to distant itself from Beyoncé’s performance. Reps for the CMA explained, “In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA’s Facebook page,” in an exclusive statement to Us Weekly. “The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyoncé’s performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels,” it concluded.
What’s your take? Did the CMA org fold at the pressure of racist trolls or is this just one big understanding?