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Ts Madison Defends Beyoncé After Controversial Dubai Performance

Ts Madison Defends Beyoncé After Controversial Dubai Performance

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Is Beyonce being held to a double standard?

Queen Bey is back, but not everyone is happy about how she's doing it. Now, Ts Madison is coming to her defense.

In her first live performance in five years, Beyonce headlined a private concert in Dubai at the opening of the Atlantis The Royal luxury hotel. Of course, fans are hoping to get a tour from the legend after the release of her album Renaissance last year.

Unfortunately, a potential Renaissance tour isn't the biggest story to come out of the performance.

Some fans and talking heads have criticized Beyonce for performing in the United Arab Emirates, a country with strict laws banning homosexuality. Fans are especially angry as her latest album, Renaissance, was heavily influenced by ballroom culture and disco and featured a lot of queer artists.

Now actress Ts Madison is clapping back, calling out those critics for having selective standards.

"So y'all gone be mad at @Beyonce when she perform on her tour in those US states that have anti-LGBTQ laws in place? Or are you gone still get your tickets?" she tweeted. "The selective outrage is workin my #cozy nerves."

Last year, 13 states passed laws limiting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. States like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Iowa, Arizona, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Indiana have laws ranging from limiting the amount of teaching of gay history a teacher can do, to banning changes on birth certificates, to allowing adoption providers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

Additionally, Beyonce's performance was not in support of the United Arab Emirates as a country, but was for a private corporation operating in that country.

Other celebs, most notably David Beckham, actually signed a deal with the Qatari government as a part of a sponsorship deal advertising the recent World Cup there. Qatar has similarly strict anti-LGBTQ+ laws as the UAE.

Queen Bey hasn't announced a tour supporting Renaissance yet, but as soon as she does, tickets will sell out immediately, and LGBTQ+ fans will be a major reason why.

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