Beyonce Criticized? I can’t believe it!
Beyonce‘s surprise visual album is a hit with critics and fans alike — but one song is stirring up controversy among an unlikely group. “XO,” about a troubled relationship, has been criticized as “insensitive” by some current and former NASA employees, who are unhappy with the superstar’s use of audio from the Challenger disaster of 1986.
The brief sample can be heard at the beginning of the video for the song, written and produced by Ryan Tedder and Terius “The Dream” Nash. It features the voice of retired NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt on Jan. 28, 1986, the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center, killing all seven crew members aboard.
“Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation,” Nesbitt said at the time. “Obviously a major malfunction.”
June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger Commander Dick Scobee, told ABC News she was “disappointed” in the use of the clip, as it brought back memories of that fateful day.
Really? Aren’t there other things to write about in songs? I am disappointed in Beyonce, but she is still the queen and she is still beautiful. Let’s see if she has a good reason for adding this to her song and if she does….you know I will report it.