Beyoncé’s mom has criticized “sad little haters” who suggested that the star had lightened her skin for the premiere of her Renaissance film. The singer had an appearance with platinum blonde hair and a silver dress at the red carpet event on Saturday.
Beyoncé responded to online accusations of skin lightening following her dramatic makeover, which she unveiled to her millions of fans. Despite being a beloved figure globally, the 42-year-old singer faced criticism and trolling on social media for her new look, featuring a striking platinum blonde wig at the Renaissance concert film premiere on Saturday, November 24th.
Facing the backlash head-on, Beyoncé used her Instagram platform to send a strong and defiant message to her critics, making it clear that she would not let the online hate and accusations deter her. Instead, she chose to share a photo on Instagram with Jay-Z, both throwing up peace signs, sending a message of positivity to their critics. And it’s safe to say that Beyonce fans loved the defiant message, with one penning: “We know Black is Black.. congrat on the movie!!!” While another added: “BEYONCÉ WE LOVE THE PLATINUM ON YOU. YOU PULL OFF ANYTHING. FORGET THE MEDIA, YOU ARE THE QUEEN.”
At the premiere of her concert movie, Beyoncé donned a dazzling silver gown designed by Donatella Versace. Her mother, Tina Knowles, also took a stand against the critics by posting a lengthy message on Instagram that called out the critics for their ‘ignorance and racism.’
“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,” Tina began. She added that the legendary singer wore a platinum blonde wig to the premiere as the film’s theme is ‘silver’. Tina addressed the issue on her Instagram, posting a lengthy message that called out the critics for their ‘ignorance and racism.’
Tina called out the online trolls who suggested that Beyoncé was trying to be white and bleach her skin, stating that it was pathetic to continue such narratives with hate and jealousy. She also expressed her outrage at a white woman reaching out to Beyoncé’s hairstylist for a statement regarding Beyoncé’s appearance, saying, “Every time she does something that she works her a** 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.”
It is evident that Beyoncé and her mother, Tina, stood up against the racist narrative and responded defyingly to the baseless skin-lightening accusations. Beyoncé made it clear that she would not be deterred by the online hate and accusations and chose to fight back with positivity and resilience.
Overall, the skin-lightening accusations and the subsequent backlash faced by Beyoncé for her new appearance were unjust and racist. However, Beyoncé and her mother handled the situation with grace and defiance, encouraging positivity and resilience in the face of unfounded criticism. Their responses serve as a reminder to stand up against baseless accusations and hate with strength, courage, and integrity.