Tributes and dedications to artists who are either living or have passed are supposed to be non controversial. Remembering someone who inspires thousands should be a place of joy, right?
Since Madonna’s Prince tribute on Sunday and even more recently with Beyonce, tributes have been commonplace for controversy. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Flint Smith officially declared May 23 "Beyoncé Day in Minnesota,” and many aren’t happy about it.
Commenting on the announcement, which was relayed through Fox 9 News’ Facebook page, people native to and living in Minnesota question why a “Prince day” didn’t come first, especially since the Minnesota-born musician passed away just a month ago. Others wondered why a pop star from Houston received a tribute day in a far-away state. And yes, there were the all talk, no action law enforcement protesters, who still think Bey’s a danger to their profession.
Beyonce, who the state’s top public officials say inspires "many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs," performed in the state just hours after the announcement was made. It was her fourth stop in Minnesota since 2004.
Read some of the ridiculous outrage below.
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