Piers Morgan Accuses Beyoncé Of Exploiting Mothers Of Police Brutality Victims, The Internet Explodes

Rachel Sonis | April 26, 2016 4:23 pm

Regardless of whether or not anyone wanted to hear it, US Mail Online editor-at-large Piers Morgan had something he absolutely needed to get off his chest on Monday (April 25): he doesn’t like it “when entertainers go all political.”

The former CNN host published an opinion piece in the Daily Mail, accusing Beyoncé of exploiting the mothers of police brutality victims Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown in her latest visual album, Lemonade, for personal gain.

“I once spent a delightful day with her in London for CNN and she was bright, warm, funny, sharp and incredibly impressive,” Morgan said. “But I have to be honest, I preferred the old Beyoncé. The less inflammatory, agitating one. The one who didn’t use grieving mothers to shift records and further fill her already massively enriched purse. The one who didn’t play the race card so deliberately and to my mind, unnecessarily.”

Immediately, the Internet reacted. Everyone from self-proclaimed feminist Matt McGorry to Don Cheadle to Questlove, came to Bey’s defense.

Read the reactions below:

Matt McGorry

Rowan Blanchard


Don Cheadle


Akilah Hughes

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