Following Beyoncé’s show-stopping performance at the Country Music Awards last night, the Country Music Association has removed all mentions of and posts about Beyoncé’s performance from its Twitter and Facebook.
No mention on Facebook (except for the comments):
No mention on Twitter:
Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks aren’t even listed as performers on the CMA website:
Why? Well, it might be because of some of the racial backlash the organization has received for even having Beyoncé as a performer in the first place.
One look at CMAs social channels and you’ll see tons of comments like this:
As of now, the organization hasn’t addressed any of the controversy.
Update: CMA did eventually tweet out Beyoncé’s performance from last night, but it wasn’t until they started receiving a bunch of backlash from trying to cover up her performance in the first place.
The Dixie Chicks also spoke out about all of the controversy.
If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate. https://t.co/PWJcDeNmuR
— Dixie Chicks (@dixiechicks) November 3, 2016