beyonce & jay z (grammys1)*It was only a matter of time, but Beyoncé’s performance at this year’s Grammy Awards was bound to incite reaction among shocked viewers.

Media sources report that the British newspaper UK Metro printed a story featuring the following headline: “‘Whore’ Beyoncé angers parents with raunchy act.”

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The story, which ran earlier this week, quoted Grammy viewers who were taken aback by Bey’s sexually-charged performance of “Drunk In Love” alongside her husband, Jay Z. In addition to throwing the word “whore” around, the Metro quoted parents who labeled the songstress “trashy” and “classless.”

The feedback is among a string of critical jabs thrown Beyoncé’s way for her performance, which featured her by spreading her legs on a chair in a G-string.

Among those voicing their outrage was Mandy Flores, who reportedly wrote on Facebook: “Aren’t u a mother now!!? Thought u had class, how trashy and I couldn’t even let my 8 year old watch. U have never done anything like that! So disappointed.”

beyonce (whore headline)Another viewer named JJ Boogie echoed his disappointment via Twitter: “Opening Grammy song performance inappropriate for young children. Thank you Beyoncé. #ChannelChange.”

As for the “whore” comment, that belonged to a woman who’s observation was short and sweet regarding Beyoncé, who she said looked like a “wh*re on stage” at the Staples Center in LA.

For those who didn’t catch Beyoncé’s Grammy performance or want to relive the moment, click on the video below: