Beyoncé & Jay-Z sit down during Super Bowl national anthem sparking controversy
3 February 2020, 11:21
The Carter's have sparked controversy after sitting down during the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Fans have divided opinions on the viral topic.
According to a report published on TMZ Sports the Carters were spotted sitting down while Demi Lovato performed the national anthem at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
In a viral video of two superstars sitting next to their daughter Blue Ivy, the power couple are watching Lavato perform, while many stood as Lovato belted out the lyrics to the anthem.
Many fans have taken to social media to express how they felt regarding Bey and Jay sitting down during the national anthem.
The opinions were divided with many expressing their disappointment with the couple "not honouring the country and saluting the flag".
One Twitter user wrote "Real world. please quit putting spotlight on these worthless souls, they bare no mercy for the average folks nor our military nor our country nor our freedoms, so sit!! Shamed all on you".
A user on Instagram wrote "You make me sick....sitting for the Anthem of a country you benefit greatly from!!!!"
Other fans stood up for the couple, assuming the was a gesture to stand with Colin Kaepernick – who brought on controversy when he decided to kneel to the national anthem, to protest the killings of blacks by police officers.
Jay-Z's company Roc Nation is in partnership with the NFL, giving the rapper a say in what artists perform at major NFL events, including the Super Bowl.
After last year's Super Bowl, Jay drew controversy when he announced his partnership with the NFL – a league which have been accused of blackballing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
What do you think of Bey & Jay sitting throughout the national anthem ?