…Beyoncé? I honestly am asking this to anyone who wants to debate this in an intelligent way. I have been reading many blogs and since Dangerously in Love came out in 2003, the hatred (yes I said it) that some people have had for this woman has been staggering to read.
Amongst other things, commenters online have called her:
- a bitch [and not in the empowering way]
- raggedy (seriously?)
It’s fair to say that I am a mega-Bee stan. After Michael Jackson, she is my favourite singer/entertainer. I have been to her ’07 concert in Paris and one concert she has done in London earlier this year. So my impartiality can be challenged, but I am not a fawning type of fan who thinks everything she does is great.
While most people think Crazy in Love is her magnum opus, I think Déja Vu was her crowning glory because it was more experimental. Lots of other people like Irreplaceable, whereas I lean more towards the slower cuts that she has sung like Kitty Kat. One thing I have never understood is why some people continuously stalk this woman on the Internet with her posts if they hate her so much. Why is she so unpopular with the majority of people who go online, yet how come she is selling out her tours worldwide and becoming the richest female entertainer in the W-O-R-L-D?
It leads me to one, only conclusion I can think of: jealousy.
To me, it does not really matter if you don’t like Beyoncé or not. Not everyone has to like her and I am definitely not saying you all have to like her. My issue is with the people who call her horrible names and do not know her from Adam. How can you make assumptions on someone’s private relationship and claim that Rihanna is going out with Jay-Z? WTF is that shit about?
It leads me to think that most of the people who go online and try and destroy her reputation are jealous people, who hate the fact that she does the following impeccably:
1. Works hard: I swear down, Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers may as well be about Bee.
2. Seems approachable & friendly
3. Hasn’t had a public meltdown or scandal affect her
I like Bee because she is so hard-working and I respect that in anyone, whether you are a successful singer or a plumber. I really want to hear your thoughts on this.
Get it, Beyoncé!