Beyoncé’s sample, using audio from ’86 Challenger tragedy, slammed as ‘insensitive’

Beyoncé Knowles performing in Milan, Italy, 2007. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Beyoncé Knowles performing in Milan, Italy, 2007. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

 

Grammy award-winning singer Beyoncé has been slammed as “insensitive” by NASA astronauts and families for using an audio sample that described the 1986 space shuttle Challenger tragedy .

NASA public affairs officer Steve Nesbitt’s voice stating, “Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction,” is heard at the beginning of the song “XO” before it segues into pop lyrics about relationships…

Click here to read about controversy swirling around Beyoncé’s use of NASA audio clip in “XO” love song.

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