Photo provided by WENN/Avalon
Beyonce's new track, "Black Parade," commemorating the Juneteenth holiday, is officially a flop.
To accompany the song, the manipulative singer listed a directory of Black businesses (mostly young Black artisans) on her personal website. She called the business directory "Parade Route."
Photo by BACKGRID
The track, which dropped on Friday night, managed to garner only 1.8 million views and over 6,000 dislikes on Beyonce's YouTube channel as of Sunday afternoon.
Beyonce's team keeps deleting the video when it racks up dislikes and tons of negative comments. The video now has just over 280K views and 552 dislikes.
A YouTube viewer commented: "the song is just okay... its actually one of the worse songs she's done... again the black directory makes it worth it but I'm not gonna praise the song... sorry."
Photo by WENN
Your auntie knew that if I was patient long enough, Beyonce would one day be irrelevant in my lifetime. Call me petty but I'm enjoying watching her downfall.
It's a bittersweet moment for your auntie. Some of my regular roses know about the fake restraining order, the lies, the police report, the death threats, the online harassment, the blacklisting, etc.
The internet has managed to do what your auntie failed to do: clip the queen bee's wings and bring her back down to earth.
Beyonce is finally irrelevant.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Right-wing conservative Chadwick Moore angered Black Twitter when he denounced Juneteenth as a holiday in America.
Moore, who is homosexual, tweeted on June 20, "I'm sorry, blacks, but you already have a month. Juneteenth isn't a thing. Don't colonize our month as well. thanks. Signed, the gays."
Moore managed to trigger Black people, liberals, and even other gays -- all of whom tried to "cancel" him. Unfortunately, their efforts fell flat because Moore himself is in the protected category.
Moore also refused to capitalize the 'B' in reference to Black people, writing: "Firstly, black is not with a capital 'B.' That's a recent, weird leftist media style guide thing."
Moore spent the rest of the evening taunting those who tried to cancel him:
"I'm living proof you can beat the mob. I've done it three times now. Why aren't more people like me?"
Moore is a 36-year-old journalist, public speaker, political commentator, and a regular guest on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. He was a lifelong liberal until he came out as a conservative in 2016.
Maciel-Ngre / BACKGRID
Beyonce Knowles surprised her fans by dropping a new track "Black Parade" to commemorate Juneteenth on June 19.
Beyonce celebrates the rich history of West African slaves in Texas who were liberated and emancipated in 1865:
We got rhythm (We got rhythm), we got pride (We got pride)
We birth kings (We birth kings), we birth tribes (We birth tribes)
Holy river (Holy river), holy tongue (Holy tongue)
Speak the glory (Speak the glory), feel the love (Feel the love)
Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey, hey
Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey, hey
I can't forget my history, it's her-story
Motherland drip on me, motherland, motherland drip on me
She also shouts out her loyal BeyHive fanatics on the track. "You hear them swarmin', right? Bees is known to bite."
The track is the 39-year-old singer's 2nd offering in 2020. She hopped on Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage Remix" earlier this year. With Beyonce help, "Savage Remix" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Beyonce Knowles - Black Parade
SR rated: 2/5 roses
NurPhoto via Getty Images
New York City has declared Juneteenth an official holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced that June 19 -- the date that slaves were emancipated in the U.S. -- is an official holiday.
Juneteenth is a Texas state holiday celebrated annually throughout the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing in the city of Galveston, Texas, that all slaves in Texas were freed on June 19, 1865.
Mayor de Blasio's announcement comes as millions of Black Americans plan to observe the day as an official holiday this weekend.
"We'll work with all the unions to work through the plan, give this day the importance and recognition it deserves," de Blasio said in a press statement. "Every city worker, every student will have the opportunity to reflect the meaning of our history and the truth."
David Paul Morris/Getty Images
Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an order making Juneteenth - also known as Emancipation Day and Freedom Day - a paid holiday for state workers.
California Senator Kamala Harris says she will push for legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
In related news, Snapchat removed a Juneteenth filter following backlash on Friday. The filter asked users to smile in order to break chains of slavery.
"We deeply apologize to the members of the Snapchat community who found this Lens offensive," a Snapchat spokesperson told CNN Business. "A diverse group of Snap team members were involved in developing the concept, but a version of the Lens that went live for Snapchatters this morning had not been approved through our review process."