Beyonce is a Pretty Terrible Person

12/31/2013 11:00 AM PST, by
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, a woman who most humans would be comfortable calling a goddess, really went and did something terrible. In one of her new songs, "XO," Beyonce actually had the nerve (and the sheer stupidity) to put in actual audio from the Challenger explosion. To be clear, she put an audio clip from an actual tragedy in which seven people died ... in a pop song. Here, check it out:



So that's pretty unforgivable, right? Why would you even think to do that, let alone go through with it? How did she think this was remotely acceptable? It's really, really not, and here's a statement from a woman who lost her husband in the Challenger explosion to prove it:

"We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO.' The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families, colleagues and friends. We have always chosen to focus not on how our loved ones were lost, but rather on how they lived and how their legacy lives on today." 

But not only is Beyonce too dense and insensitive to realize the issue, she's also too dense and insensitive to deliver a meaningful apology. Here's the statement she made to ABC News:

"My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten."

Does she really believe that a generic pop song is going to help people who lost their spouses, their friends and family members? It's understandable that Beyonce is a little self-centered -- she is Beyonce, after all -- but this is just unbelievable. Unbelievable, offensive, and really just ridiculous.

Do better, Beyonce. Do way, way better. Start by not using real life tragedies to sell records, OK?

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Disco
107 days ago

She's a nasty troll I hope the public give her the boot once and for all.

Natattackz
107 days ago

Oh COME ON! How is what Nickelback did any better? Or do you not remember how they mixed the 9/11 emergency calls in to one of their songs? Oh, but I bet they're just wonderful people trying to draw attention to a tragedy, right? No, they did it to sell records by tugging at those patriotic heartstrings. I remember being in my car when that came on the radio and having to PULL OVER so I could cry because I was that disturbed by it.

Danni
107 days ago

That song says NOTHING about losing a significant other. What a cop out excuse.

whinners
107 days ago

you all sound like a bunch of bitches. it's not like they're solders. they're just over glorified pilots who knew the risk they were taking. People need to stop taking everything so personal the media is trying to turn everyone into bleeding heart pansies.

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Gen
107 days ago

If she is keeping the sound in the song she should donate the sales of the song to the families. Otherwise she is making money on the tragedies of of others.

marnies girl
107 days ago

Totally disgusting and Narcissistic! And to think these people are looked up too.....what has our world come to???

KicksandGiggles
107 days ago

Not to be mean, but Beyonce is not intellectual enough to understand. She is easily led. For ex, when she filmed international commercials in black face makeup, she did not understand the outrage. I don't think she is being mean spirited. I think she simply cannot comprehend how people are affected. Anything outside of hair, dance, and clothes zips right above her. And of course her arrogant husband does not help or harness their egos.

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trixiesmama
107 days ago

This song is awful... doesn't even sound like Beyonce.

Monksolo
107 days ago

I think it's pretty common to mix all sorts of sounds in music these days using them as beats and such including noises from porn loops, crime scenes and whatever. Kinda creepy when you recognize them.

VivaLaReina
106 days ago

@Emily Trainham. Why didn't Nasa,astronauts and family's of those lost in the Challenger disaster never didn't complained about others that did use the audio,footage and in a NOT friendly way? Because they aren't Beyonce a big name? Songs already weeks old, nobody didn't complained everybody was positive but as soon as Nasa came in the news with this for Nasa self promotion, suddenly everybody has something negative to say about Beyonce. Acting like she committed a murder etc. Get a life, Fake two face h people here on that racist site Daylymail.co.uk. Nasa is doing this for promotion, they found a astronauts family member that they can use etc to go after Beyonce for self-promotion. Making a drama for just 3 seconds audio in begin of the video. VIDEO WEEKS OLD, NOBODY NOTICE NOTHING, NASA HOPING FOR PROMOTION, A PROMOTION THAT'S DIDN'T CAME, NASA GO FOR SELF-PROMOTION by USING ASTRONAUTS+FAMILY FOR IT. I can take the Nasa or your Bs seriously Emily (in my eyes you just a parrot) , if you gooooo, gooooo after all of them and not just one just because that 1 is famous world famous.

I love the song + video from the beginning till the end and no audio is gonna change that.

Sarah
106 days ago

Beyonce is a known theif, stealing others' work and changing one word of a song to get a songwriting credit. Not to mention taking writing credit where none is due. Not really a surprise to me that she would capitalize on a tragedy and think she's entitled to do it, then give some response clearly written by a PR doctor. She never catches heat for any of her actions, and she is surrounded by an entourage who only justifies and actually prods her along to do these things. I wish the media would stop kissing her butt and expose her for who she is truly is, so thank you for this post, and not just kissing "Queen Bey's" hiney.

CaligurlnSD
106 days ago

TMZ telling anyone to do better? lol. . . get ya life TMZ!

Wringer
78 days ago

It is a amazing what a room full of people with phones and account can achieve in three days on ITunes. Good Market Analyst firm.

Ivana
39 days ago

Whatever!