That is why she is criticized for her performance
Beyoncé received a record fee for her appearance in Dubai. But she has also received harsh criticism.
Superstar Beyoncé (41) has for her appearance at the weekend in the new hotel “Atlantis The Royal” in Dubai 24 million dollars (equivalent to around 22 million euros) Gage collected. However, there is now a lot of criticism from the LGBTQ+ community about the UAE’s policy on same-sex love.
“The Grammy Award winner’s commitment casts a shadow over her support for lesbians and gay men,” said Bev Jackson, co-founder of British advocacy group LGB Alliance. quoted by The Telegraph. “Beyoncé is a huge icon for a lot of gay people,” Jackson continued. “The LGB Alliance is therefore deeply disappointed that Beyoncé has agreed to perform a lucrative concert in Dubai, where same-sex sexual activity is a criminal offense punishable by the death penalty.”
Great show – also with her daughter
The US artist from Houston gave a full concert in the new facility for the first time in four years. She was hoisted almost five meters into the air by the hotel’s Skyblaze fountain. Beyoncé also performed the song “Brown Skin Girl” with her daughter Blue Ivy (11).
Although filming the exclusive concert was banned, leaked on weekend through some clips on social media. As a result, some fans on Twitter wondered why the multimillionaire “Crazy In Love” singer agreed to perform under the contentious circumstances.
“When you’re that rich…due largely, if not entirely, to the fierce loyalty of LGBTQ+ fans, what amount of money is enough to perform in a homophobic country?” asks one user. Another user explained according to “MailOnline”: “Beyoncé is not an LGBTQ+ supporter if she’s performing in Dubai for money and she literally doesn’t need a penny of it.”
Others questioned Beyoncé, who dedicated her album Renaissance to her late Uncle Johnny and the LGBTQ+ community, as a true community ally after the performance. One user wrote: “You can’t be said to be a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community if you take money from a country that kills people because they’re gay. Does not work like that. I’m talking about Beyoncé.”