Country Music Association Tries to Explain Why They Removed Traces of Beyoncé From Their Website & Social Channels
The Country Music Association released a statement denyingreports claiming the organization deleted all mentions of Beyonc and the Dixie Chicks CMA Awards performance of Daddy Lessons from their social accounts and website.
CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncs performance on the CMA Awards, the statement reads. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMAs Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyoncs 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.
Sarah Trahern, chief executive of the CMA, also clarified to the New York Timesthat the promo clip ofBeyonc was removed on Wednesday before the performance at the request of the singer, explainingthat, Beyoncs team hadnt approved that, so we pulled it down. Fans can get kind of passionate and read other things into it.
While some of that may be true were also not buying it. It wasnt until the BeyHive started blowing up CMAs spot that they started re-posting Beyonc-related content.