Beyoncé and Jay-Z were presented with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards last night for their allyship to the LGBTQ+ community. The only problem is that not everyone thinks they deserve the award. Plenty of people on the internet are saying that they haven't done much, if anything, for the community and that they don't deserve the award

The couple might not be out here waving pride flags in front of everyone's faces, but that doesn't mean they have done nothing for the community. They both have been vocal about their support and care for queer people in both interviews and their music

ICYMI: Beyoncé and Jay-Z won a GLAAD award. 

The Carters attended the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA last night. They were given the Vanguard Award for their "LGBTQ allyship." GLAAD states that this award "is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people." It commends the couple for being "longtime allies and supporters of the LGBTQ community who use their global platforms to share messages that inspire and change the world for the better."

They gave a very emotional acceptance speech. 

Jay-Z gave recognition to his mother, Gloria Carter, who's a lesbian. Her coming out to her son was featured in the song "Smile" from Jay-Z's 4:44 album. She was honored at last year's GLAAD Media Awards.

Beyoncé spoke about her uncle, who helped raise her and her sister. She says that he lived with HIV and hopes that his story would inspire others. She also said she's proud of her husband for inspiring change within the hip-hop community.

Best part? "How you identify and see yourself is your human right. Who you make love to and take that a-- to Red Lobster is your human right." Honestly, yes.

The problem is not everyone thinks they deserve the award.

Twitter was full of mixed emotions when it came to the Carters' win. Some people didn't think they deserved the award because they haven't seen the couple do anything for LGBTQ+ people. This tweet references Ricky Martin by saying that if Beyoncé was a true ally, she would speak openly about these issues and work to dismantle stigmas and stereotypes more actively.

This person thinks Lady Gaga should have won the award instead. 

No shade to the Carters, but Gaga has been much more vocal about these issues than they have. She's continuously addressed LGBTQ+ issues and has used her platform on more than one occasion to shine a light on the community. Beyoncé and Jay-Z just haven't done that to this extent, and that makes Gaga the more obvious ally to some.

This Twitter user claims the couple has "offered next to nothing to the LGBT community."

This person says there's more to being an ally than just talking about queer rights every so often. They think the couple hasn't done enough to be considered worthy of the Vanguard Award. They even call the win "an insult to the community" and say there are many more people who are more deserving. In a follow-up tweet, they talk about how Madonna has spoken out about issues that concern the community for years, and that Miley Cyrus even has a charity to fight homelessness for LGBTQ+ people.

Side note: Miley Cyrus can't win the Vanguard Award because this award, in particular, is given to allies, and Cyrus openly identifies as queer.

Fans of the couple were not having this slander and were quick to defend them.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z fans pulled out all of the receipts when it came to the couple's support for the LGBTQ+ community. They may not always be vocal about what they do, but they have continuously showed support for various marginalized communities. Sometimes a little research wouldn't hurt, and that's what I'm here for. 

Let's look back at what the couple actually has achieved for the community. Beyoncé spoke about LGBTQ rights in a cover story for Out magazine.

Back in 2014, Beyoncé graced the cover of Out magazine. In her interview, she spoke about human rights being more than just "between a woman and a man."

"But what I’m really referring to, and hoping for, is human rights and equality, not just that between a woman and a man. So I’m very happy if my words can ever inspire or empower someone who considers themselves an oppressed minority…. We are all the same and we all want the same things: the right to be happy, to be just who we want to be, and to love who we want to love."

And there was that time she and her backup dancers were a human pride flag. 

In the most fabulous display of allyship I've seen in some time, Beyoncé and her backup dancers formed a human pride flag with their matching outfits. At the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, each woman had on a different color and placed themselves in the formation of the flag. Beyoncé is known for her outfits during performances, so this was a very obvious way to show her support. Why just put a pride flag on stage when you can literally be the flag?

Jay-Z spoke openly to CNN about marriage equality in 2012.

When interviewed by CNN back in 2012, he said he felt marriage discrimination was "holding the country back." He said that people love who they love and what people do in private is their business. He went on to say it's "no different" than discrimination against black people. 

Beyoncé dedicated one of her performances to the victims of the Orlando Pulse Shooting. 

Beyoncé paid tribute to the Pulse shooting victims back in 2016 by performing her song "Halo." This was during the Detroit stop of her her Formation World Tour. She told the crowd, "I would like to dedicate it to all of the family members who lost family members in Florida."

Jay-Z's music video for "Family Feud" features prominent voices in the community.

The music video opens with a quote from James Baldwin. It reads: "The wretched of the earth do not decide to become extinct, they resolve, on the contrary, to multiply: life is their weapon against life, life is all that they have." Baldwin was a gay writer who used his voice to speak on issues such as race. 

Romper reported that this quote is most likely about black people who have chosen to be proud of who they are, regardless of the ways they have been disregarded and oppressed throughout American history. 

Transgender rights activist Janet Mock is also in the video. She has been very vocal about advocating for the rights of transgender people and has used various platforms to do so.