November 3, 2016


The CMAs Deleted All Social Media Traces of Beyoncé's Show-Stopping Performance

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Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images

Update 8:20 p.m.: CMA's Director of Media Relations Jay Jones tells Fuse:

"CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from and CMA’s Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyoncé’s performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels."

They direct people to Beyoncé's performance on their website, and The New York Times piece about backlash from the performance.

Original story 5 p.m.: Despite Beyoncé helping create one of the most exciting moments of the 2016 Country Music Awards last night with the Dixie Chicks, the social media account associated with it has removed any trace of the diva's appearance.

CMA Country Music Association has deleted all traces and mentions of Beyoncé's performance with the Dixie Chicks at the CMAs last night from all its social media accounts (including Twitter account @CountryMusic). Some sources are citing pressure from the "racist backlash" (that included a #BoycottCMA hashtag on social media) resulting from the standout performance.

According to Fuse's counts, @CountryMusic shared 66 original tweets since the ceremony, shared countless retweets of artists and other outlets, plus tweeted hourly during a 50-hour pre-show countdown, and throughout all of that there were zero mentions of Beyoncé. We find it awfully hard to believe they may have missed Queen Bey in all that activity.

CMAs, you have some explainin' to do.

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Watch a classic interview where we talk to Dixie Chick members Martie Maguire and Emily Robison about how the Iraq War affected the band's music below: