Last week, the legendary actor/singer Harry Belafonte criticized Jay-Z and Beyoncé, saying that he felt the power couple was not being charitable with their fortunes.
“It is sad. And I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility,” he said during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “That goes for Jay-Z and Beyoncé, for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen, and now you’re talking. I really think he is black.”
Belafonte’s comments prompted Beyoncé’s spokesperson to respond with she called “an abbreviated list of the unselfish work Beyoncé has done and continues to do.”
The list included her “I Was Here” video which she shot last week for World Humanitarian Day, co-founding The Survivor Foundation “a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston,” donating “100K in 2008 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to aid Texas victims of Hurricane Ike,” performing in “MTV’s Hope For Haiti Now benefit in addition to making a generous monetary donation,” among many other charitable activities.
Should Beyonce responded back to Belafonte’s statement?