Beyonce’s song “XO” is about making out and fucking your piece while you still can, so naturally it makes me think of sitting on an itchy carpet in my first grade classroom and watching the fiery death of astronauts on TV as my teacher fumbled with the off switch. At the very beginning of “XO,” audio of NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt talking about a “major malfunction” plays and relatives of the victims and NASA have grabbed onto Beyonce’s weave and are dragging her around for being a tacky bitch. NASA and family members think that using audio from a national disaster in a pop song is trashy and trivializes the tragedy. NASA slapped Beyonce with this statement that was released yesterday:
“The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized. NASA works everyday to honor the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission to reach for new heights and explore the universe.”
Beyonce responded to NASA in a statement to ABC News, but she didn’t apologize and says that her song is therapy and using the audio from the Challenger disaster is an homage to the crew. This is your brain’s cue to let your eyeballs know that rolling can commence.
“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. 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.”
The only thing that statement is missing is a “so…YOU’RE WELCOME” at the very end.
NASA and the family members should lick the liquified diamonds polish on Beyonce’s toes for keeping the memory of the Challenger disaster alive in her stupid song! The History of Beyonce is a required class in high schools and now that she’s included audio of the Challenger disaster in one of her songs, teachers can teach their students about the tragedy. Beyonce is educating all of us! We’ll thank her again when she releases the b-sides of her album and one of the love songs includes 911 audio from 9/11. What would this country do without you, Beyonce?!