Thursday, 2 January 2014

Was Beyonce Wrong To Use a NASA Challenger Audio in Her New Song?

Apparently NASA has been unhappy about Beyonce's use of an audio clip from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster in one of her new songs, "XO."

You will recall that during the failed space mission in 1986, the shuttle  - Challenger - exploded mid-air during takeoff, killing all 8 astronauts on board.

NASA finally responded last Tuesday to Beyonce’s action, by issuing a statement through their press secretary, Lauren B. Worley, which read: "The Challenger accident is an important part of our history; a tragic reminder that space exploration is risky and should never be trivialized... NASA works every day to honor the legacy of our fallen astronauts as we carry out our mission to reach for new heights and explore the universe."

Family members of victims, including the wife of the shuttle's commander - June Scobee -  also expressed their disappointment.

In her defence, Beyonce said "the song "was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you."

What do you think? Was Beyonce wrong to use Challenger lyrics in her new song?

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