Despite the Receipts, CMAs Deny Removing Beyoncé From Their Pages After Racist Backlash

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02:  Beyonce (2nd R) performs onstage with Emily Robison, Natalie Maines, and Martie Maguire of Dixie Chicks at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Despite the Receipts, CMAs Deny Removing Beyoncé From Their Pages After Racist Backlash

Did they just honestly try to blame the situation on Beyoncé herself?

Published November 4, 2016

After performing at a handful of reputed award shows this year, including the 2016 BET AwardsBeyoncé added another stellar performance to her impressive CV when she graced the stage at this year's 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards Wednesday (November 2).

However the organization's decision to involve the powerhouse singer was not met without negative criticism, so much so that the CMAs frantically deleted any trace of Queen Bey from their website and social media pages yesterday, the day after her performance (November 3).

Considering people were quick to notice that the social pages that once heavily promoted Beyoncé were suddenly wiped clean, the Country Music Association has finally addressed the situation.

As reported, a spokesperson for CMA has issued a statement saying that Beyoncé herself was not erased from their pages, but that a five-second promotional clip was removed because it was not approved by Beyoncé's people.

"Beyoncé’s team hadn’t approved that [promo], so we pulled it down," the spokesperson said. "Fans can get kind of passionate and read other things into it."

While the CMA clearly has been scrambling to do damage control following countless tweets and reports of their not-so-tactful decision following the backlash and harsh reactions (see the receipts here), they may have to do a bit more than simply regram an image from Beyoncé's Instagram in order to right this wrong. 

Even the Dixie Chicks, who performed alongside Beyoncé, took to social media to post their support for Bey in the wake of the disgusting backlash, writing, "If we all turn ["Daddy Lessons"] up really loud, together we can drown out the hate."

#Repost @beyonce #CMAawards50 ・・・ Daddy Lessons ft. Dixie Chicks

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Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)


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