Beyoncé criticized by NASA

beyonce-knowles-beyonce-attending-a-screening-celebrating_4005423 A new song by Beyoncé that features a recording audio from the Challenger disaster has drawn criticism from NASA.

The singer used a clip of audio recorded just after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, where all seven crew members were killed. In her new song XO, Beyoncé used the recorded words “major malfunction” to talk about a failed relationship.

NASA issued a statement, 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.”

beyonce-and-jay-z-shop-at_3980703Beyoncé didn’t formally apologize but released a statement of her own.

“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster,” the singer said. “The song ‘XO’ 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. The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”

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One response to “Beyoncé criticized by NASA”

  1. Miranda says:

    I cannot understand NASA\s criticism in this respect. I agree to Beyonce and I am happy she did this job. There is nothing better to remind of what has happened than singing putting her soul into it, what Beyonce just did. I hope the families, who have lost their relatives in the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986 will appreciate her job done.