The entertainment industry has gone hopelessly “woke.”
Political correctness rules the day and no one is safe from being “canceled.”
Now Beyoncé removed one word from her album for an absurd reason.
R&B superstar Beyoncé recently released her new album “Renaissance,” which is on track to underperform compared to her surprise 2016 release “Lemonade.”
But the soft sales numbers are not the biggest story surrounding the album.
The pop star removed the word “spazz” from the album amid accusations that the word is ableist.
The Associated Press reported that “‘the word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,’ a spokeswoman for Beyoncé wrote in a statement…The song ‘Heated,’ which was co-written with Canadian rapper Drake among several others, uses the word ‘spaz,’ which is considered a derogatory reference to the medical term spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy.”
This is what it looks like when the language police run amok.
People are looking for reasons to be offended.
Guardian writer Hannah Diviney, “So Beyoncé used the word ‘spaz’ in her new song Heated. Feels like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community & the progress we tried to make with Lizzo. Guess I’ll just keep telling the whole industry to ‘do better’ until ableist slurs disappear from music.”
This is the malignant narcissism of the Left on full display.
The Beyoncé song in question could have been written and mixed a year ago, and it’s unlikely that she and other artists were sitting around following the Lizzo controversy with bated breath.
But leftists believe the world revolves around them.
Pop star Lizzo recently got in trouble for the same reason, and issued a groveling apology.
Lizzo wrote on social media, “It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS’. Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language. As a fat black woman in America, I’ve had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally). I’m proud to say there’s a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. This is the result of me listening and taking action. As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world. Xoxo, Lizzo.”
The “woke” mind virus is spreading.
All it takes are a few leftists to police the culture for everyone thanks to social media and corporate press outlets.
And those who stand up to the mob are attacked mercilessly.
The only way the trend stops is if people stand up to the mob and refuse to allow themselves to get canceled.
Every time a celebrity bends the knee, it becomes difficult for regular people to stand up to the “woke” brigade.
The next step will be to remove words from songs that have existed in the ether for years.
As crazy as it sounds, it’s coming.