Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Flint Smith have officially declared May 23 “Beyoncé Day” in Minnesota. But not everybody is happy about it.
The announcement came just hours before Bey’s Formation tour stop Monday in Minneapolis, which marked her fourth performance in the state since 2004. In the proclamation, Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Flint Smith praised the singer’s illustrious career, as well as her influence on “many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs.” The intentions behind the declaration seemed positive. But the reaction… not so much.
After Fox 9 News posted the proclamation on Facebook, Minnesotans swarmed to the comment section to share their thoughts on the newly declared “Beyoncé Day”—many of those thoughts weren’t so favorable.
Several people claimed Beyoncé was not deserving of day in Minnesota for several reasons. Some wondered why a singer from Texas would get such an honor from a state she never lived in, while the Minnesota-born artist Prince has never received an official day.
Some people became so upset by the decision, they were overcome with embarrassment and nausea.
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