Superstar Beyonce has been slammed by her fans for the $24million anti-gay Dubai show – where she didn’t perform any hits from her new LGBTQ+ album Renaissance.
The Grammy-winning star has been accused of ‘casting a shadow’ over her support for gay people – with many pointing out that she ‘don’t need the money’.
Thousands of fans were quick to criticize the hit-maker for ‘selling out’ – arguing that ‘it’s not like you need the money’.
Her last album, Renaissance, which she did not perform during filming, was dedicated to her uncle Jonny, who identified as gay and suffered a battle with HIV.
Beyonce has been accused of ‘casting a shadow’ over her support for lesbians and gay people – with many pointing out she ‘don’t need the money’
People found in a same-sex relationship can even face the death penalty in the country, with Beyonce coming under fire after dedicating her new album to her late gay uncle Jonny
She was criticized for not performing any songs from the discography, with many fans saying they were “struggling” to understand why she would even agree to a gig in Dubai in the first place.
Bev Jackson, co-founder of the LGB Alliance, said the singer was a “huge icon” for gay people and was “deeply disappointed” in her decision to perform a “lucrative concert in Dubai where gay acts are organized”. a criminal offence.
People found in a same-sex relationship can even face the death penalty in the country, with Beyonce coming under fire after dedicating her new album to her late gay uncle Jonny.
Keith McNally, the owner of Balthazar, also waded into the row – saying he would give the star a “table next to the kitchen” the next time she dined at his restaurant.
Balthazar owner Keith McNally called the star and said the next time she dined at his restaurant he would give her a table “next to the kitchen”.
Thousands of fans were quick to slam the hit-maker for ‘selling out’ – arguing ‘it’s not like you need the money’
He quotes Peter Tatchell, an LGBT rights activist, who said, “I love Beyoncé’s music, but her performance in a dictatorship like Dubai was a huge mistake.”
“Abandoning her own progressive values, she put a lucrative paycheck ahead of human rights.
“On top of that, his music set excluded all tracks from his 2022 album Renaissance, which was a tribute to the pioneers of queer black dance.
“It looks like she did this to appease the homophobic regime in Dubai, which has the death penalty for homosexuality.
“Like many of his LGBT fans, I feel betrayed and angry. His liberal reputation has taken a hit.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kitty Scott-Claus also slammed the star after she performed in the anti-gay country
Bev Jackson, the co-founder of LGB Alliance, said the singer was a “huge icon” for gay people and was “deeply disappointed” in her.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kitty Scott-Claus also slammed the star, saying: ‘Hi I have a question.. can someone explain why everyone was canceling David Beckham the other month but celebrating now Beyoncé for performing in Dubai? One rule for one and one for the other?
Another user suggested, “Beyoncé is not an LGBTQ+ ally when performing for money in Dubai and she literally doesn’t need a dime.”
Beyonce, 41, performed a full live concert of over 85 minutes in front of star-studded audiences – including Liam Payne and his new girlfriend – at Dubai’s brand new hotel.
She also brought her daughter Blue Ivy, 11, up on stage with her to sing Brown Skin Girl at the exclusive party.
She previously performed at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards and called her uncle “the most fabulous gay man”
It was the first time in four years that she had performed live, and at one point she was hoisted 16 feet in the air at the hotel’s Skyblaze fountain.
She previously performed at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards and called her uncle “the most fabulous gay man”.
Speaking at the gay-centric event, the Crazy in Love singer said: “He was brave and unapologetic at a time when this country wasn’t so tolerant.”
“Witnessing her battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I have ever had.
“I hope his struggles will serve to open avenues for other young people to live more freely. LGBTQI rights are human rights.