Beyoncé’s Mom Responds To Critics Of The Singer’s Movie Premiere Look
Beyoncé has one of the most powerful armies of supporters in the world, but her mother has proven to be the five-star general atop the hive.
Tina Knowles-Lawson has let loose with a lengthy Instagram post addressed to people who attacked her daughter’s appearance at the premiere of Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé
On Saturday (November 25), Bey attended the event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. It wasn’t long before Vogue‘s photographs from the star-studded event began going viral, with a lot of online commenters calling the singer out, saying that she was trying to appear light-skinned.
The pop icon’s mother wasn’t having any of it.
“Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid ignorant self, hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white,” she wrote next to a video montage of the disparaging comments. “She does a film, called the renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire and you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?
“How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy. Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement clown. . ALIEN Superstar duh! What’s really sad is that a white woman had the audacity to reach out to Neal Beyonces hairstylist she was from TMZ to say that the fans are saying that she wants to be white and she wanted to get a statement about it from Neal. Well that made, my blood boil , that this white woman felt so entitled to discuss her blackness.”
Knowles-Lawson added: “Every time she does something that she works her ass off for and is a statement of her work ethic , talent and resilience. Here you sad little haters come out the woodwork. Jealousy and racism , sexism , double standards , you perpetuate those things . Instead of celebrating a sister or just ignoring if you don’t like her. , I am sick of you losers.
“I know that she is going to be pissed at me for doing this, but I am fed up ! This girl minds her own business. She helps people whenever she can. She lifts up & promotes black women and underdogs at all times.”
Beyoncé arrived to the premiere of her Renaissance concert film with a look that was described as “shimmering” and “stunning,” but internet commenters had a different take.
Photos of the singer at the movie premiere wearing a Versace gown with waist-length hair in what Vogue called “a Targaryen-worthy shade of ice blonde” appeared strange to a few onlookers, with some going as far as to compare the pop icon to Kim Kardashian.
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“I thought this was Kim Kardashian until I read the caption,” wrote commenter on a Neighborhood Talk repost of the shots, while another added: “So Kim is brown. Bey is white. Got it.”
A number of people felt that Beyoncé appeared white, or at least lighter than she had in the past.
“Baby who is this white woman?!” one person commented, while a second wrote: “Yall coming up with all kinds of excuses talking about the winter changing her skin color it only been winter for two minutes that ain’t it.”
A few fans came to Beyoncé’s defense, with one explaining: “If you’ve ever seen Beyoncé in person you know she’s very pale and spray tans … this her natural color.”
Another added: “I can tell a lot of y’all know absolutely NOTHING about hair color, skin tones, Lighting etc! Also She is of Creole decent as well. Yall think everybody bleach. Use your common sense sometimes!”