Minnesota Governor Designates May 23 'Beyoncé Day'


I guess there's a reason people call her "Queen B."

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith actually declared May 23 “Beyoncé Day." Dayton even shared the news in a post on his Twitter account, which has been shared over 2,000 times.

As a result of the singer including Minnesota on her Formation World Tour, making it the fourth time she has appeared in the state, she was given a day for its citizens to celebrate her impact on young girls and woman. Dayton explained in the announcement:

Beyoncé has influenced many Minnesota girls and women with the powerful, positive messages in her music, and her impact and success have been widely-recognized.

Beyoncé first performed in the state in 2004 during her Verizon Ladies First Tour. Following that, she performed in 2009 and 2014 for her I Am...World Tour and Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.

Dayton has received mixed feedback on the legal decision. Fox 9 shared the story on their Facebook page, where comments show the criticisms dramatically outweigh the praises -- even from his own state's residents.

One user commented “I have never in my life been so embarrassed to be from Minnesota.”

Another woman humorously wrote, “Thank God above I live in Wisconsin.”

One user referenced back to Beyonce’s recent anti-police and pro-Black Lives Matter rhetoric, stating, “So he [Gov. Dayton] decides to declare a day to honor an anti-police, black panther supporter, but not for the aitkin county deputy that lost his life in the line of duty….”

How does this benefit the daily lives of the people living in Minnesota? It doesn't. My concern is that these government officials actually had (and continue to have) more important things to do, but they were too busy dedicating a day to a pop singer whose existence becomes more controversial by the day.

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