Steven Seagal is a Russian citizen now, and the CMAs receive negative backlash for the Beyonce/Dixie Chicks collab.
Steven Seagal is now a Russian citizen. He father was Russian, and Vladimir Putin signed an executive order that granted Steven citizenship. His people said that Steven Seagal “was known for his warm feelings towards Russia and his status as a famous actor was a reason to make him a citizen.” Seagal says he plans to work “tirelessly” until Russian and The United States are “best friends and allies.” Details are here.
Beyonce performed at the Country Music Awards show this week with the Dixie Chicks, and viewer response wasn’t particularly positive. Much response was from commenters online directed towards Beyonce and her “Black Lives Matter” support, which expressed their disagreement with the BLM Movement. Another commenter noticed that a promotional clip for the song was removed from the website before the show, but that was just because it wasn’t an approved post, not because of backlash, says the CMAs. Details here.