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NASA

Beyonce 'Trivialized' Deaths of Challenger Crew

1/1/2014 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce
got off easy with NASA ... rather than saying she blatantly exploited the deaths of the Challenger astronauts, the space agency essentially said she dishonored the memories of the crew.

As you know ... Beyonce's song, "XO" begins with sound from mission control in 1986 ... as they react to the spaceship blowing up and the 7 crew members careening to the ground.

NASA 's response ... "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized."

Beyonce came out with a bizarre, hollow justification ... "The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones to remind us that unexpected things happen ..."

It's not exactly that there was suddenly a burning need to help the families cope with the deaths that are almost 2 decades old. 

Could it be that Beyonce just knows good drama when she sees it?

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91.

Twilightstar    

Tacky tacky tacky

192 days ago
92.

2cray4    

Beyonce makes the entire state of Texas look bad, she and George Bush are the biggest morons to ever represent the State! Both are ugly and STUPID! Someone needs to spit in her demonic face!

191 days ago
93.

chicagoannie    

Stupid tasteless classless move by a stupid tasteless classless talentless clueless bimbo. Bouncy is dumb as a rock....did she really think this was not offensive and heartless?

191 days ago
94.

2cray4    

Why do we have to make comment to log in ?

191 days ago
95.

Melly    

Dumb! Was she even old enough to know about this? That's why it makes no sense unless she's lying about her age. Why would she use this example when she was too young to even experience its impact on America? Out of all the examples she could use she chooses this one? Smh sounds like jay z is making the decisions here bc isn't he like 50 already.

191 days ago
96.

Melly    

She's a riri wanabe. Sit your old washed up pelvic thrusting azzy down. Team riri.

191 days ago
97.

jay    

get over it…N.eed A.nother S.even A.stronauts

191 days ago
98.

Lisa    

If you're going to call out someone, you should not parse their words. Beyonce DID NOT say that she wanted to help the astronauts families heal ... what she said was "The song 'XO' was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you."

A real-life example of how quickly lives can change ... she could have used 9-11 or Newtown or any number of tragedies but, as you state, this happened nearly 30 years ago and would not be a fresh would as the others would. You're really scraping the barrel to create something out of nothing ... you stir people up and then report their outrage. Go harass a socialite or something.

191 days ago
99.

madmeco    

what about the "eat the cake" line she uses in her song, that's insensitive to Tina Turner COMPLETELY! Beyonce is TACKY

191 days ago
100.

LoopFan    

It is almost 3 decades ago math geniuses.

191 days ago
101.

cece    

The song/video was not intentionally insensitive, but it was insensitive. It was not a tribute to the crew who perished.
Her teams response was pure spin not written by her.

190 days ago
102.

Blockboy720    

Overblown

189 days ago
103.

Juicee Sessions    

So we guess everyone is Drunk and in Love with Beyoncé or something. Everyone is on this high horse about Beyoncé but the cast of Juicee Sessions doesn't see what all the hoopla is all about. Tune in to see what Juicee Sessions had to say about the famous Mrs. Carter. Really? NASA? GOD? Blue Ivy? Like really?

http://www.juiceesessions.com/#!Beyonc---Drunk-in-/cmbz/642E7DD5-363C-4551-8741-4497C4D13071

184 days ago
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