Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced Monday, May 23, 2016, to be “Beyoncé Day” in The North Star State.
“Beyoncé has impacted many Minnesota girls and women with the powerful, positive messages in her music, and her influence and success have been widely-recognized,” Dayton’s office mentioned of the honorary day, which coincided with Beyoncé’s concert at Minneapolis’ TCF Bank Stadium.
Countless Minnesotans, on the other hand, were none too pleased about “Beyoncé Day”…
When Fox 9 published the story to their Facebook page, social media users loudly voiced their feelings on the issue, complaining about everything from Beyoncé’s alleged anti-law enforcement messaging to a lack of respect being shown to Minnesota native Prince.
“I have never in my life been so embarrassed to be from Minnesota,” one woman submitted.
“Excuse me, I just threw up in my mouth a little….Mark Dayton is an idiot,” another stated.
One woman incorporated, “Seriously? A Beyonce day? I am appalled and embarrassed. What about Prince? I think of anyone, he deserves a day in Minnesota. He’s done more for this state than any other musician.”
“Minnesota has stooped to an all time low,” one furious Facebook user bluntly explained.
“Just when you think you’ve seen and heard it all the governor creates Beyoncé Day! What an idiot we have representing our state. So completely embarrassed to say I’m from Minnesota,” another wrote.
“Is this the same Beyoncé that promoted violence against police during the Super Bowl Halftime? Is this the same Beyoncé that is being blamed by sheriffs and police departments across the nation for attacks against police stemming from her “Formations” video?” a man commented. “Governor Dayton, I respectfully call for your to withdraw your proclamation honoring Beyoncé like this. It is not in the states best interests.”
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