Tuesday, January 28, 2014
'It's a sad day when our kids can't even watch the Grammys': Beyoncé slammed by parents after VERY risqué performance
Mother-of-one wore a thong bodysuit to perform Drunk In Love with husband Jay Z
She began the performance straddling a chair, before writhing around and dancing up to the rapper
Many parents took to Twitter to complain that the dance routine was too raunchy for children to watch
One fan tweeted: 'Beyoncé can twerk and dance dirty on stage by oh if Miley does it she's such a horrible person'
Beyoncé fans rushed to defend the singer's performance with her husband as 'inspiring'
Taking it too far: Beyoncé was slammed for her risqué performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night by concerned parents who deemed it inappropriate for young children to watch
Jay Z placed his hand on Beyoncé's bottom as he pulled her in for a kiss mid-song at the Sunday night awards show
Revealing outfit: Beyoncé opted for a thong bodysuit over fishnet tights for the performance, which aired at 8pm
Voicing their opinions: Countless viewers took to Twitter to comment on Beyoncé and Jay Z's performance of Drunk In Love
Beyonce performs in sheer bodysuit at Grammys
Theresa Bailey commented: 'Beyonce seriously? It's 8:00. That performance was NOT appropriate for children. Thank God mine are in bed. #shameonyou.'
Leah Simmons wrote: 'All it took was a clip of Beyoncé twerking to say I would never let my children watch the Grammys. Won't even go into the other reasons...'
And Maria Sanz commented: 'Watching the #GRAMMYs at 8pm with my children(music lovers) performance by Beyoncé and her lack of clothing very inappropriate, she's a mom?'
Another user called JJ Boogie tweeted: 'Opening Grammy song performance inappropriate for young children. Thank you Beyonce. #ChannelChange.'
Some viewers felt even more strongly about the performance, with Melissa Merry writing: 'Beyoncé looked a W***e onstage. Just goes to show no respect for little children watching the Grammy show.'
Twitter user clarkette added: 'Beyoncé can twerk and dance dirty on stage by oh if Miley does it she's such a horrible person.'
Despite comparisons to Cyrus's explicit performance with married singer Robin Thicke at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, many fans rushed to defend Queen Bey's shimmying up to husband Jay Z.
Sophie Choudry tweeted: 'Can there possibly be a more talented, inspiring, awesome couple in the world of showbiz?'
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland tweeted: 'Tonight also justified my obsession (of over a decade) with @Pink That woman is everything. Oh and also @Beyonce that's all.'
Kicking things off: The 32-year-old singer was bathed in blue light as she started the performance while straddling a chair
Writhing around: Beyoncé ended up flipping upside down on the chair as the routine continued
Raunchy: Beyoncé and husband Jay Z caused uproar with their performance at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Bump and grind: Beyoncé was joined by husband Jay Z on stage, and performed some seductive dancing up against her spouse
Collaboration: Beyoncé and husband Jay Z performed their hit song Drunk In Love live for the first time together at Sunday night's Grammy Awards
Saucy: Beyoncé's outfit did very little to contain her bootylicious figure
Beyoncé's performance comes after she admitted in a recent mini-documentary that she is proud to embrace her sexuality.
She said: 'I don’t have any shame about being sexual. I’m not embarrassed about it. And I don’t feel like I have to protect that side of me.'
The singer's often overtly-sexual performances haven't put off President Obama praising Beyoncé as an important role model for children - including his own.
He said recently: 'Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.'
Controversial: Many viewers tweeted that if Miley Cyrus had done a similar routine, she would have been slammed for it. Here, she is seen twerking with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMA Awards last August
Hypocritical: Many viewers commented on what would have happened if Miley had performed the routine
So NOW you're covering up? The singer concealed her outfit underneath a blue blazer after the performance