While most entertainers tend to opt out of being vocal about real-world issues, Beyonce is an outlier of sorts as she often times utilizes her larger-than-life platform. So, it comes as no surprise that the Grammy-award winning singer recently addressed the harrowing effects of climate change during a Hurricane Harvey relief telethon.
But in an even more unsurprising turn it appears that her powerful message has ruffled the feathers of Fox News' conservative clan.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Lemonade singer's beloved hometown, Yonce launched relief efforts under her BeyGOOD foundation as well as visited the city of Houston to serve the victims of the natural disaster. Just days later, the singer appeared on Hand In Hand, a telethon organized by Bun B, to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims, to give a riveting speech.
During her emotional appeal, Bey called on viewers to consider the long-term effects of climate change and its inverse effects on impoverished Black and brown communities. "During a time where it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in their country, just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage and forever change lives," the singer's message began, before turning her attention to the needs of storm survivors.
"Natural disasters don't discriminate. They don't see if you're an immigrant, Black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor," she said. "We're all in this together."
While Beyonce was lauded for her call-to-action by several publications, FOX News criticized her "climate change sermon." Begging the question: are celebrities not expected to use their platforms for the greater good? If you ask Ben Stein, the answer is quite simply no.
Or better yet Tomi Lahren, who is convinced that the likes of Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Leonardo DiCaprio, and countless others who advocate for climate change have made it their "default religion."
Take a look (or not) at more of Tomi's thoughts below.
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