Beyoncé Draws Criticism From Astronauts Over New Song
A song from superstar Beyoncé is creating some controversy.
ABC News is reporting that the singer is being called “insensitive” by some astronauts and their families for using audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster on her new song, ‘XO.’
Now-retired NASA public affairs officer, Steve Nesbitt, can be heard at the beginning of the video for the song, saying, “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction.”
The Challenger exploded after liftoff in 1986; all seven crew members died.
Beyoncé told ABC News in an exclusive statement, “My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. 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.”