Beyonce Criticised For Using Space Shuttle Disaster In Video - Noise11.com
Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com

Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Beyonce Criticised For Using Space Shuttle Disaster In Video

by Music-News.com on December 31, 2013

in News

Beyonce is under fire for using audio from the 1986 space shuttle disaster in one of her music videos.

On January 28 1986 the space shuttle Challenger exploded almost immediately after liftoff, killing seven crew members.

In a six-second audio clip at the start of Bey’s song XO, NASA’s public affairs officer at the time Steve Nesbitt is heard saying, ‘Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction.’

And relatives of those lost in the disaster were quick to condemn Beyonce.

‘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,’ said the widow of Challenger Commander Dick Scobee, June Scobee Rodgers in a statement posted on NASAWatch.com.

‘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,’ she added.

Other relatives and those closely associated with space travel called for the singer, who is married to Jay-Z, to apologise.

Beyonce issued a statement in response to the uproar.

‘My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster,’ she said.

‘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.’

More from Music-News.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Beyonce. Photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo, http://www.noise11.com
Beyonce Asks Fans To Stay Focused During #BlackLivesMatter

Beyonce has urged fans to remain "aligned and focused" in the fight against racial inequality as Black Lives Matter protests hit global landmarks.

2 days ago
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyonce and Cardi B Collaboration Dumped After Leak

Plans for a highly-anticipated 2017 collaboration between Beyonce and Cardi B were scrapped for good when the news leaked online, according to the producer behind the song.

May 13, 2020
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyoncé Spends Mothers Day With Her Mum

Beyonce will reunite with her mum Tina Knowles-Lawson for Mother's Day after the superstar and her family tested negative for coronavirus.

May 11, 2020
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyonce and Alicia Keyes Perform At Kobe Bryant Memorial

Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Christina Aguilera performed at the public memorial for late basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Monday.

February 26, 2020
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyonce Leads NAACP Image Awards

Beyonce and Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet will lead the way at the 2020 NAACP Image Awards after landing a string of top nominations.

January 10, 2020
Jay Z and Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Jay-Z Snatches Man’s Phone After He Tries To Film Beyonce

JAY-Z got protective over his wife Beyonce as she let loose on the dancefloor at Bad Boy Records founder Sean 'Diddy' Combs' belated 50th birthday party on Saturday.

December 17, 2019
Beyonce photo by Ros OGorman
Beyonce Choreographer Defends Singer Accused Of Underpaying Dancers

Beyonce's choreographer JaQuel Knight has hit back at claims the star underpaid her dancers for a recent music video shoot.

December 11, 2019