Sense responds to Beyoncé re-recording song omitting offensive lyric

1 Aug 2022 Disability charity Sense has praised Beyoncé for agreeing to re-record the song ‘Heated’ from her new album, omitting a lyric which many disabled people find offensive.

A spokesperson said:

“Beyoncé has a history of championing inclusivity, and we’re happy that she’s listened to feedback and agreed to rerecord the lyric that many disabled people find offensive.

We recognise that the word was not used intentionally to cause harm, but words have power and can reinforce negative attitudes marginalised groups face.

We want to thank Beyoncé for listening and look forward to getting on with enjoying the record.”

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