Beyoncé caused controversy in her appearance at the Golden Globe 2020. The singer eventually lost the award for best original song, which competed for Spirit (from The Lion King soundtrack), but it was for another moment of the ceremony that she was criticized. on the web.
When Joaquin Phoenix was announced as the winner of the Best Actor figurine in a dramatic movie by Joker, all his colleagues in the audience immediately rose to cheer – that is, everyone but Beyoncé.
"She should have stood up out of respect for him," wrote a Twitter user. "That was pretty rude, to be honest," defined another. "It was very bad taste," added one more.
Out of respect, she should've stood up. Wtf
– Gabrielle Skye 💋 (@skyeisimmortal) January 6, 2020
Pretty rude too
– Greed Island🔥🔥🔥🔥 (@rohan_refuses) January 6, 2020
– Neil (@ itsn0tdanny) January 6, 2020
There were also people defending Beyoncé and trying to understand why the singer didn't get up.
"Let's not make a mess about it … She probably didn't get up because she would be on his way to the stage. She smiled and cheered," wrote one fan.
Let's not create any mess here .. she most likely didnt stand because she would be in the way when he walked by. She smiled and clapped
– Ray | LetItBey | (@glorihrious) January 6, 2020
"Just one possibility: Maybe Beyoncé didn't get up because her dress was huge and it would have been hard to get up and sit down again. Maybe it wasn't an opinion about Joaquin Phoenix," another speculated.
Just putting it out there. MAYBE Beyoncé didn't stand during Joaquin Phoenix's standing ovation because her dress was massive & would have been a pain to get out of her chair and then gather it to sit down again.
Just a thought. Maybe it wasn't a statement. #GoldenGlobes
– Nicki Price (@ nickiprice27) January 6, 2020