Yes, most of us (but apparently not all of us) were riding the Beto O’Rourke train pretty hard. He was our great white hope in Texas and the only one that had any real chance of ousting Ted Cruz in the senate race. However, it didn’t happen and we are devastated. But, is Beyonce to blame?
Just hours before the polls in Texas closed Queen Bey threw her support behind Beto in an Instagram post.
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I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day! Every vote counts Every race matters Everywhere.
It was heartfelt, impassioned and important. But, was it too late? Welp, that’s what some people think. Twitter was on fire with folks who thought if Yonce would have posted earlier during O’Rourke’s campaign then he would have secured the much needed victory for Dems.
According to PageSix, this message also were tweeted on the social media site:
“You have such a huge, influential voice and you wait until Election Day to post this?!” one flummoxed fan wrote. “Beto needed you sooner. Maybe you could’ve actually made a difference.”
“Lol these posts a week ago could have made the difference in young voters,” someone else noted.
Another commented, “You came out literally two hours before elections were over. Why didn’t you use your influence months ago.”
However, there’s one very good reason why you can’t blame Bey for Beto defeat. The facts.
The fact is, Black women — you know, Bey’s core demo — came out and overwhelmingly cast their vote for Beto. You know who didn’t — white women! They did this to Hillary and now they’ve done it to O’Rourke.
Also, if your vote is contingent upon an endorsement from Beyonce Giselle Knowles, then you’re the problem, not Bey. While a celebrity endorsement can help with exposure, it should not be the sole reason you vote for a candidate. That’s pathetic.
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