Power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce have been blasted on Twitter as ‘disrespectful’ after they refused to stand up for the national anthem during Sunday night’s Super Bowl.
The Carters along with their daughter, Blue Ivy, were photographed sitting during Demi Lovato’s anthem performance ahead of Sunday’s big game at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and Twitter users were not having it.
Demi Lovato’s anthem rendition was so good that everyone was amazed by it, but it looks like the Carters either didn’t care enough to support Lovato or were trying to make a political statement.
The move by the Carters whether intentional or not, comes just after Jay-Z partnered with the NFL to shed light on police brutality and injustice, and some Twitter users felt they were trying to make a statement, like that of athlete Colin Kaepernick, who famously took a knee during the anthem as a peaceful protest against police brutality and has been severely bashed in the past by US president Donald Trump for disrespecting the US flag by kneeling during the anthem.
See Twitter reactions below.