The prestigious 77th Golden Globes Award Ceremony was held yesterday on January 6, 2020, starting the year off with a bang. During the event, Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who played Arthur Fleck in the massively popular film Joker, won The Best Actor in a Motion Picture Award, which is one of the most acclaimed and sought after awards in the Golden Globes.
Almost the entire audience at the ceremony could be seen standing and applauding Joaquin for his achievement. However, singer Beyonce was one of the few people who did not give a standing ovation when Joaquin Phoenix won his award. This seems to have irked many netizens online, who chastised the singer for not standing up during the event.
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Ellen DeGeneres, almost every big-name celeb at the event cheered on the Joker actor with a standing ovation. But Beyonce did not join the majority of the audience and decided to remain seated when Joaquin Phoenix won his Award for Best Actor. Soon, many fans of Joaquin took to social media to slam Beyonce, as they saw her refusal to stand up as a sign of disrespect.
Beyoncé sitting during the standing ovation for Joaquin Phoenix's win is the type of energy I want to see from everyone in 2020 pic.twitter.com/EJD8uq4mHq— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 6, 2020
Pretty rude tbh— Greed Island🔥🔥🔥🔥 (@rohan_refuses) January 6, 2020
Out of respect, she should’ve stood up. Wtf— Gabrielle Skye 💋 (@skyeisimmortal) January 6, 2020
However, not everyone was hating on Beyonce. Quite a few users came to her defence. Many said that getting up in her gown would have been a pain, while others stated that Beyonce not standing was just a personal choice and was not any sort of statement against Joaquin Phoenix.