The folks at the Country Music Awards don’t have the stomach for 4 strong women, 1 of whom is black, because they have scrubbed all references and images of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks from their website.
The performance of Beyonce’s hit, “Daddy Lessons,” with the Dixie Chicks was by all rights the highlight of the show. Thursday morning Bey and the Chicks had a prominent presence on CMAWorld.com. But check it out now … it’s gone … completely.
Sources directly connected with the CMAs tell TMZ, the honchos folded to fans who posted racist and other harsh comments. We’re told the honchos were especially concerned about the reaction to Beyonce’s support and the support of the Dixie Chicks for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some of the comments included, “That’s right folks. Beyonce performed at the CMAs last night & is on a mission to take country music away from us, hardworking white people!” And, “Beyonce overrated racist n***er bitch.”
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The CMA’s responded to allegations that it removed social media posts over Beyoncé performance backlash.
(CNN) – “CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA’s Facebook page,” the statement read.In an interview with the New York Times, the chief executive of the Country Music Association, Sarah Trahern, said Beyoncé had provided her own photographer for the show and only approved one video of the performance to be posted.
“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,” the statement to CNN concluded.Many of the comments on the link to the performance on the CMA Facebook page, which was posted Thursday, are negative. Several could be characterized as racist.
Like TMZ mentioned earlier in this post, images “reappeared” AFTER TMZ broke the news. I guess the CMA’s don’t want to be labeled as a racially biased organization. Whatever.