reply to post by nighthawk1954
The Challenger was a horrific tragedy. Truly. I still remember viewing the whole lift off and subsequent loss of the Challenger.
I don't think anyone with a living and beating heart would ever make light of the tragedy, or intend in any way to mock it.
I don't listen to Beyonce, but I did go and take a listen to the song in question. I listened to the lyrics, and kept in mind her intent
the song itself, as she herself explained it.
I personally did not find it offensive. Should she have used such audio? That is up to each individual to determine for themselves, and we will all
have different opinions on that.
To me, Beyonce is an entertainer, not an artist, so I can't say artist
when referencing her, but many artists and musicians have used
tragedies in their songs, for emphasis on their message. Just as she has done here. They always have and always will.
I imagine that there is something to offend everyone around each corner and with each step we take. I prefer to save my own outrage for truly
offensive things. I respect your feeling of distaste. We each have differing views on what is distasteful.
If she would have used audio between the flight crew and NASA, I too, would have found it quite distasteful. But I can't truly say I am offended in
any way by this.
I swear I can't remember the name of this song, a while back. They used actual audio of screaming wounded soldiers in Vietnam. It was a half sung,
half spoken song. One of the spoken parts was "The average age of the soldier in Vietnam was 19.19."
I wish I could find it now, so that you could sample it. It was hard to listen to, and not a mere 6 second sound bite.