Was Beyoncé’s endorsement of Beto O’Rourke too little, too late?
Some fans seem to think so and are blaming Queen Bey’s last-minute support for the Texas Democrat’s loss to Sen. Ted Cruz.
via Page Six:
The Houston-born songstress urged her fans to get out and vote for O’Rourke, posting photos on Instagram of herself dressed in all black and wearing a matching “Beto for Senate” cap.
“We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right,” she wrote to her 119 million followers. “We need you.”
But many were quick to point out that the pop queen’s effort was too little, too late.
“You have such a huge, influential voice and you wait until Election Day to post this?!” one flummoxed fan wrote. “Beto needed you sooner. Maybe you could’ve actually made a difference.”
“Lol these posts a week ago could have made the difference in young voters,” someone else noted.
Another commented, “You came out literally two hours before elections were over. Why didn’t you use your influence months ago.”
O’Rourke was eventually beaten by Republican incumbent Cruz in the closely watched race. Cruz captured 50.9 percent of the vote compared to O’Rourke’s 48.3 percent.
“I blame Beyonce for this! Homegirl couldn’t tweet a day earlier??? #seriously #fixitjesus,” one livid fan wrote.
But others absolved the “Single Ladies” singer of any blame.
“Beto did not lose because of Beyoncé. Log out and put your phone down. Thanks. Goodnight,” someone tweeted.
The only people to blame are the ones who voted for Ted Cruz and the ones who didn’t vote for Beto. Period.