By Vernon Elliott
Megastar Beyonce has released her new album “Lemonade,” in a frenzy of media attention and controversy. Controversy is nothing new to Beyonce, whose last single “Formation,” was attacked by the right for featuring dancers dressed like Black Panthers. Many right-wing commentators accused her of stoking police hatred.
The new album has already drawn a backlash from the right. Televangelist Pat Robertson, branded Beyonce “a bride of Satan, who was leading a generation of American children astray.”
“I haven’t even seen the video, but I know it will feature lustful dancing, references to sex and occult imagery,” said Robertson. “God came to me in a dream and told me I had to go on television and condemn Beyonce for her Satanic alliance. I had a vision of Beyonce, standing at the right hand of Satan in hell and the Devil was saying, ‘That’s my bitch.’”
Beyonce also garnered criticism from Alex Jones and Pastor James David Manning, two of the wackiest people online. Jones is the owner of Info Wars, a conspiracy website that thinks there is nefarious scheme behind everything. Manning is an ex con turned pastor who became famous for his YouTube sermons in which he accused Obama of unleashing “homo demons” and also claimed that Egypt was not in Africa.
On his radio show, Jones accused Beyonce of being a brain-eating, devil worshipper who was employed by the CIA.
“I’m pro-human so I say, black people, especially, stop killing your kids and get them in church, whatever, take them away from Beyoncé, who wants to eat their brain with the CIA, literally,” Jones said according to Right Wing Watch. “Obama literally is the killer of black people and they love him.”