Beyonce gets slammed for showing last minute support for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke
For Beyonce Knowles, it’s never too late to endorse a candidate. But for many who saw her last-minute pitch for Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke, her efforts are just a little too late.
Beyonce took to her Instagram just hours before polls closed on Tuesday to express her support for Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. She shared a series of images wearing a black and white “Beto” cap while encouraging people to vote in her caption.
Though O’Rourke tweeted in thanks for the songstress’ endorsement, fans couldn’t help but slam the star for posting too late. A wave of tweets rained on Beyonce’s parade, clapping back at her for making an endorsement just three hours ahead, instead of three days or three weeks. Many believe she would have made a greater impact if she thought of speaking her mind way earlier. O'Rourke lost to incumbent candidate Senator Ted Cruz.
We just want to say thank you to everyone who made this possible. Everyone who made us feel hopeful, everyone who inspired us. Everyone who became the most amazing campaign we could have ever hoped to belong to. Grateful that we got to do this with you. We love you. Goodnight! pic.twitter.com/1j6JnhtP0f— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 7, 2018
Here are some of the backlash Beyonce received for her late post.
I lovwle Beyonce, but that Beto endorsement was too little, too late. Three hours ahead? Nah, should have been three days ahead of the polls. THREE WEEKS— brennen. (@BrenBren713) November 7, 2018
Why does Beyoncé swoop in at the last minute and endorse the right candidate when it’s too late? (She did it it with Hillary and now with Beto.) Speak up when it’s early enough that your voice can do something or sit down. It’s lame. (I STILL LOVE HER.) #Beyonce #BetoForTexas— notgayleking (@NotGayleKing) November 6, 2018
Beyoncé was a little late supporting BETO, I feel like she could of had a massive impact if she would of done something for him sooner.— 🚀joseeG🚀 (@lifeasjose) November 7, 2018
It was only a little more than a week when fans praised Beyonce for honoring a music legend in her choice of Halloween costume. She channeled Toni Braxton by mimicking the singer’s old album cover and dubbing herself “Phoni Braxton". Beyonce rocked the singer’s famous short black hairdo, white shirt and leather jacket reminiscent of Toni’s album image for “Another Sad Love Song.” She posted snaps of her transformation on her Instagram and impressed fans with her uncanny resemblance to the original Braxton.
Beyonce has previously dressed as Michael Jackson, Salt N Pepa and Lil Kim. This only proves she can humble herself in honor of other singers. Here’s hoping fans will soon forget her late election endorsement and just focus on her latest Halloween impersonation.