Beyonce’s performance inspired former football player Eric LeGrand.

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By Neha Prakash2014-08-25 15:07:22 UTC

If there’s one person who inspires a sense of humor in us all it’s … Beyoncé?

Former football player Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers lineman who was paralyzed during a 2010 game against Army, posted a questionably funny tweet about Beyoncé’s spectacular VMAs performance on Sunday night.

Beyoncé got everyone like this when she performs Drunk in Love

— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) August 25, 2014

The picture in LeGrand’s meme was one taken at the exact moment of his paralyzing injury. So, to sum up: Beyoncé was so good, she paralyzed us all.

The tweet — like most things these days — was polarizing, with several fans finding it amusing, while others thought it was in poor taste.

WTF? I’m actually offended RT @EricLeGrand52: Beyoncé got everyone like this when she performs Drunk in Love

— Erika Esola (@emesola) August 25, 2014

HE made the joke…so can we laugh? RT @EricLeGrand52: Beyoncé got everyone like this when she performs Drunk in Love

— Mitch Carr (@mitchcarrtv) August 25, 2014

You have to love @EricLeGrand52‘s outlook on life. An inspiration to those looking to find positivity under tough circumstances.

— Seconds to Madness (@Seconds2Madness) August 25, 2014

LeGrand has always been celebrated for his positive attitude in the face of his injury, even winning the ESPYs’ Jimmy V Award for Perseverance in 2012. The former athlete later defended his joke on Twitter, insisting it was all in good, Queen Bey fun.

With my last tweet you guys can see that I have a sense of humor with my injury gotta enjoy life and laugh I know that cracked me up lol

— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) August 25, 2014

And technically, who among us can argue with LeGrand’s initial point? Not Blue Ivy.

BONUS: 11 Weirdest Moments at the 2014 VMAs

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  5. Jim-carrey-jeff-daniels
  6. Katy-sam
  7. Kanye
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  10. Bey
  11. Nicki-minaj
  12. Taylorbeyonce

[h/t Uproxx]

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