Beyoncé: That's why she's been criticized for her performance

Superstar Beyoncé (41) received a fee of 24 million dollars (about 22 million euros) for her performance at the new hotel "Atlantis The Royal" in Dubai over the weekend.

Beyoncé: That's why she's been criticized for her performance

Superstar Beyoncé (41) received a fee of 24 million dollars (about 22 million euros) for her performance at the new hotel "Atlantis The Royal" in Dubai over the weekend. But there is now a lot of criticism from the LGBTQ community because of the policy of the United Arab Emirates in relation to same-sex love.

"The Grammy Award winner's commitment casts a shadow over her support for lesbians and gay men," Bev Jackson, co-founder of British advocacy group LGB Alliance, was quoted as saying by The Telegraph. "Beyoncé is a huge icon for a lot of gay people," Jackson continued. "The LGB Alliance is therefore deeply disappointed that Beyoncé has agreed to perform a lucrative concert in Dubai, where same-sex sexual activity is a criminal offense punishable by the death penalty."

The US artist from Houston gave a full concert in the new facility for the first time in four years. She was hoisted almost five meters into the air by the hotel's Skyblaze fountain. Beyoncé also performed the song "Brown Skin Girl" with her daughter Blue Ivy (11).

Although filming of the exclusive concert was banned, a few clips leaked on social media over the weekend. As a result, some fans on Twitter wondered why the multimillionaire "Crazy In Love" singer agreed to perform under the contentious circumstances.

"When you're that rich...due largely, if not entirely, to the fierce loyalty of LGBTQ fans, what amount of money is enough to perform in a homophobic country?" asks one user. Another user said, "Beyoncé is not an LGBTQ supporter if she's performing in Dubai for money and she literally doesn't need a penny of it," according to Mail Online.

Others doubted that Beyoncé, who dedicated her album "Renaissance" to her late uncle Johnny and the LGBTQ community, is a real ally of the community after the performance. One user wrote: "You can't be said to be a supporter of the LGBTQ community if you take money from a country that kills people because they're gay. Does not work like that. I'm talking about Beyoncé."

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