— Amy Reese (@loudtownmom) August 31, 2012
Musicians gotta make a living. Performing at a GOP function, however, is apparently the eighth deadly sin of the entertainment industry. Gospel singer BeBe Winans, a registered Democrat, sang tonight as part of an unpaid gig. He would’ve performed at the DNC, too, but for some unknown reason, they pulled their invitation.
The singer received a tsunami of Twitter spewage for his appearance and misinformed criticism for being a sellout. Talent is supposed to transcend partisanship. Not for the conformity-enforcing Left, unfortunately:
I laughed so hard at someone calling Bebe Winans a 'house negro.' I know, that's so wrong, but it's so funny.
— Speaks (@JusSpeaks) August 31, 2012
They got Bebe Winans looking like the house negro at the Republican convention Smh
— J.Prince (@jprincenyc) August 31, 2012
Bebe Winans ATTENTION WHORE! #SellOut
— HipHopLegend (@IAmHipHopAsylum) August 31, 2012
Really BeBe Winans? #anythingforacheck
— Angela Burt-Murray (@AngelaCocoaFab) August 31, 2012
BeBe Winans, a registered Democrat, did NOT get paid for tonight's performance at the RNC.
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) August 31, 2012
@AubreyODay No! A dem!
— KelleyLCarter (@KelleyLCarter) August 31, 2012
— Lauren Victoria (@LVBurke) August 31, 2012
Dear Bebe Winans, tonight you've been singing about America for an audience that doesn't think you should be a part of it. Just so you know!
— John (@linnyitssn) August 31, 2012
Um, Bebe is a man, hater:
Er, once again, he wasn’t paid.
— Jonathan Brown (@JLBfromDVM) August 31, 2012
The contemptible #negrospotting hashtag appeared, of course:
BeBe Winan's choir just blew up the #negrospotting total.
— Greg Iwinski (@garyJackson) August 31, 2012
One glimmer of decency:
Ya'll leave BeBe Winans alone. He's making his paper. And more importantly bringing Jesus all up and thru the RNC. Glory be to God.
— Crystal Wilburn (@CrystalMGW) August 31, 2012
Correction: In an earlier version of this post, we misspelled BeBe’s name. It’s BeBe not Bebe. Apologies!