Beyonce Reacts To The Ferguson-Michael Brown Murder Controversy

The United States and possibly the world's most influential musician, Beyonce, has finally reacted to the situation that has had America and the world gripped in a race relations debate in the after the shooting of the unarmed black young man in Ferguson.  

Beyonce weighed into the fuming debate over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Well sort of ...

Brown was shot and killed by Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in August and a jury decided on Monday that no charges should be brought against the policeman.

The ruling sparked outrage across the US and a protest in Ferguson descended into violence and chaos. A number of civil demonstrations took place in large cities across the country and the musicians decided to get involved.

Beyonce re-posted the Brown family's powerful statement to her Instagram account, which has more than 21 million followers. 

The measured but angry statement expressed "disappointment that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions" but asked protesters to channel their frustration in ways that would make a positive change.

The statement read: 
"We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen. Join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction. Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference. - The Brown Family"
Beyonce has at times been criticised by the African American community for her passive approach to seething race issues in the United States. 

Let's face it though, who can blame Bey?! She is a cross-over artists who is loved by all races. She can not afford to be seen to take sides. 

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While the criticism stands, Jay-Z and Beyonce, have shown some solidarity with African American course and this year they appeared at a New York rally supporting Trayvon Martin on July 20th. 

The day of the verdict, Beyonce held a moment of silence for Martin to help conclude her Mrs. Carter Show concert in Nashville. 

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