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Beyonce: “Disinvite” Petition Removed By White House

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Beyonce has seemingly done her part in the movement to get kids active and healthy, partnering with Michelle Obama to create a music video for the “Let’s Move!” campaign in 2011; however, some aren’t happy that she’s also partnered with Pepsi as the new face of their ad campaign and say she’s undoing all the hard work put into focusing America’s children towards a healthier lifestyle. They’re so unhappy, in fact, that a petition to “disinvite” her from performing the National Anthem at the president’s inauguration was recently posted on We The People.

“Knowles is renting her image to a product that may one day be ranked with cigarettes as a killer we were too slow to rein in. From saying, as she once did in referring to Let’s Move, that she was “excited to be part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis,” she’s become part of an effort that promotes a public health crisis,” wrote New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.

The petition, created by “The Family Dinner” author Laurie David, was pulled down three days after it was posted to We The People, a public site for government-related issues. The White House released a statement regarding their decision to pull the petition, saying that Beyonce’s performance is “not something the White House actually has jurisdiction over. Selecting performers is a function of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, not the White House. We the People’s terms of participation state that users cannot post “petitions that do not address the current or potential actions or policies of the federal government.”

Beyonce’s deal with Pepsi is worth around $50 million, but some of that will go into her future creative endeavors rather than straight into her bank account. In exchange, she’ll appear in their ads, on the sides of Pepsi cans and bottles, and will appear in a Super Bowl performance.

Beyonce: “Disinvite” Petition Removed By White House
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  • karen

    i’m only mad about the blonde hair!

  • unknown

    UNKNOWN • a few seconds ago

    LET ME REMIND YOU THAT THIS xITCH HAD USED HER MONIES AND WITCH CRAFT TO CLOSED THE A PART OF THE HOSPITAL MATERNITY WARD IN ORDER TO HAVE HER BABY. HOW RUDE!!! SHE IS SO SELF CENTERED THAT SHE DID NOT CARE ABOUT THE OTHER MOTHER’S THAT HAD TO HAVE THEIR BABIES. IT THAT WAS NOT MANIPULATION -WHICH IS WITCH CRAFT, WHAT WAS IT. SHE IS USING WITCH CRAFT AND NO ONE SEEMS TO GET IT. SHE HAVE ALL HER FANS FOOLED!!!! SHE CANNOT SING WORTH A LICK. AND YOU ALL PRAISE HER FOR HER TERRIBLE SINGING. IF IT WAS NOT FOR HER HUSBAND JAY-Z (IN WHICH SHE DID NOT MARRY HIM UNTIL AFTER HE SIGNED A DEAL THAT WAS WORTH MILLIONS BEFORE THAT SHE REFUSED TO MARRY HIM), SHE WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL. I LIKE JAY-Z BUT I HATE HER!!!!!

    • BeeHive

      unknown–

      Back up off the caps lock key, honey. And witchcraft? Really?

  • TJ

    Ppl r idiots. Soda does not rank among killers like cigarettes. What about celebrities who endorse alcohol but the extreme rates of underage drinking and deaths from the cause of DUI? And you all are worried abt this?? Oook

  • Mimi

    Speaking of her closing down the maternity ward to have her baby, check out this book “Confessions of a Surrogate for Celebrities”. I think it tells the truth about her hiring a surrogate to have her baby. This lady is just scandalous all around…

    • Mimi

      You can find the book on Amazon, I think.

  • http://www.pamperedchef.biz/amandacooksforyou Amanda Krysa

    She has used her fame to get young kids excited about the Let’s Move campaign and now she is telling those same kids to follow her into this horrible product. It’s just as disgusting as putting the breast Cx ribbon on the 5 hr Energy can! These products cause so many health issues and shame on her for leading the country’s teens down an unhealthy road. She is far from patriotic and should not have sang at the Inauguration.

  • dave blevins

    shes blonde i never looked up

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