While most people were losing their mind over Beyoncé performing at this year’s CMAs and SO impressed when she took the stage with the Dixie Chicks in what was a truly epic experience, other folks decided to bring the hate. Some threw shade at the singer for her stance on issues like #BlackLivesMatter, while other attacks were disturbingly racist in nature. While many people flocked to Beyoncé’s defense, the CMAs decided to take a different course of action. Instead of defending Beyoncé, they’ve deleted all traces of her performance. WTF?
The internet was quick to notice what the CMAs had done…
And they want answers…
As of yet, the CMAs have not commented on the situation, and neither has Beyoncé. However, the Dixie Chicks did retweet this tweet about the situation, so we know they’re at least aware about what’s going on — and likely, they’re not too happy about it.
To be honest, we wouldn’t be, either. It seems like a pretty cowardly move to invite someone to perform, get the benefits of their presence, and turn your back on them when things get ugly. But the CMAs have made their decision, and we really just hope Beyoncé isn’t letting it affect her.
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(h/t Pop Sugar; photo via Rick Diamond/Getty)