FACT CHECK: Was Beyoncé Banned From The Academy of Country Music Awards?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports that singer Beyoncé was recently banned from the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards after her new country album.

Verdict: False

This claim is inaccurate.

Fact Check:

Taylor Swift’s new album the Tortured Poets Department is now the best-selling album of the year in the United States, Forbes reported. The outlet reported the album sold 1.4 million copies on the first day of its release and is the first of the year to sell over a million copies.

A post shared on Facebook alleges that Beyoncé was banned for the ACM awards after her album Cowboy Carter. The post shared a photo of an article that features a photo of the “Cowboy Carter” album cover and the logo of the Academy of Country Music.

The caption reads, “Breaking: The Academy Of Country Music Bans Beyoncé For Life After Her ‘Cowboy Carter’ Country Album, ‘It Wasn’t Your Genre.’”

The claim is inaccurate. The claim stems from a satirical news outlet called Esspots. The about section of the website features a disclaimer that reads, “Our team of writers and editors is dedicated to bringing you the latest and greatest in fake news and absurdity, all with a healthy dose of humor and satire.”

Other parody accounts shared the story. The account’s bio featured a parody disclaimer as well. Furthermore, There is no such announcement on the ACM website. (RELATED: Does Video Show Explosion At Francis Scott Key Bridge?)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim the Las Vegas Monorail is closing.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter