UPDATE! 8:41 P.M. EST: CMA denies removing Beyoncé and The Dixie Chicksfrom their website. According to a spokesperson:
“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 ABC.com 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.”
Woah there, cowboys…
If you tuned into the 2016 CMA Awards on Wednesday, then you’re probably aware Beyoncé‘s collab with the Dixie Chicks was the standout performance of the night.
Unfortunately, you’d never be able to tell based on the Country Music Association‘s online footprint — because BOTH musical acts have been completely wiped from their website!
But as if ignoring Beyoncé weren’t concerning enough… we’re hearing it has everything to do with the color of Queen Bey’s skin.
Apparently, some Donald Trump-skewing country fans took issue with that fact that a Black Lives Matter supporter (aka, a black woman) was invited to the awards in the first place, and quickly commented as such on the CMA social media accounts.
According to TMZ, however, instead of punishing the racist trolls for spewing negativity… they decided to just block out the hate by removing the Daddy Lessonssingers from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their main site altogether!
In fact, a source close to production says higher-ups “just want this to go away,” and are second-guessing why they even invited the ladies at all!
We guess Bey was just too much to the left, to the left for them…
But unlike the CMA, we still have their PERFECT performance on hand in case you missed it!
Check out Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks before they got erased from CMA history (below)!!!
[Image via ABC.]