Well according to Dish Nation TV, let Kerry Washington tell it, Beyonce’s celebrity (in comparison to the messages she is sending out, versus what she is and should actually be
doing with her influence) is about as contradicting as the jabs at her female haters in the first verse of “Bow Down B|t@#3$” is, as compared to what the second verse of the same song does: flips the script to female self-esteem and empowerment [after the jab and clap-back at the female haters].
We’ve written about it before-this is not the first time Beyonce (who typically performs and minds her own business) has come under scrutiny for “sending mixed messages,” or “not using her celebrity and influence” in more productive ways to inspire [the] young African American young women who ‘Beyhive’ her and are apart of her ‘Beygency.’
Successfully making hits female-empowering songs like “(All The) Single Ladies,” “Irreplaceable,” “Who Run The World (Girls),” and being backed by and all-girl female band simply isn’t enough for the ‘Scandal’ star who, according to the reports, feels that the Bootylicious megastar should [quote] “stop shaking her booty,” [unquote].
As well, it is being reported that Washington-a political activist, actor, and feminist-finds the way Beyonce sings about her marital troubles ‘cheesy’ and ‘a danger’ to her young African American fans who she feels the star doesn’t do enough to empower, and “hates how Beyonce relies on her body and sexual innuendo to sell records,” the source added.
“Kerry thinks Beyonce should spend less time shaking her booty and more time pushing other agendas, like the value of education and healthy eating, as well as promoting book reading,” the insider told the online publication.
All this was to have been a subject that came up when Kerry agreed with a statement [on record as having expressed] by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin who did indeed respond to a question about whether she thought Beyonce was a feminist-Tomlin replied: “She is a pretty popular woman and she’s married to a very powerful man, but she’s still selling sex to teenyboppers.”
The source added/paraphrased [words to, or from Kerry’s mouth]: “Kerry wholeheartedly agrees with Lily. She also thinks the way Beyonce is reveling in rumors about her private life is, at best, cheesy, and, at worst, dangerous.”
As we all know, for the past three months, the Carter’s have been under a microscope of speculation and rumors that Jay Z has stepped out on the marriage several times during, and possibly even a sex tape dangling out there with he and rapper Nas’ baby’s mom Carmen (allegedly filmed before Jay Z’s courtship and marriage to Beyonce).
Despite Beyonce taking the bold step to (mid concert-while out on tour with her husband), rearranging lyrics to her song called ‘Resentment.’ Resentments is a song about a a woman whose husband is unfaithful with lyrics (per Beyonce’s latest CD) reads: “Been riding with you for 6 years,” to (mid concert-singing): “Been riding with you for 12 years.”
Whether for shock value, or art imitating life-ing-ly; coincidentally, twelve years is the amount of time the rap and R & B powerhouse have been together-further leaving it open to speculate she is alluding to her own [rumored] failing marriage.
Despite the literal picture-perfect pics posted to the singer’s social media account these past three months, Pope and Associates’ head knows all to well that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and that there’s no such rumor in public that a little private public relations Fitzin’ can’t handle [and be fixed in front of the eyes of the bamboozled, star-struck, and the run-amok].
Dish TV’s source was quoted again as stating [Kerry’s feels]: “Beyonce’s cat and mouse game with her fans reeks of desperation, far from the fierce independent persona she gives off in her songs. To Kerry, it seems like Beyonce is sending a message to young women that standing by your man, even if he cheats on you, is perfectly acceptable. While Kerry is happy to attend red carpet events and give interviews to publicize her career, she’s happy to keep her private life under wraps and let her talent do the talking. Kerry wishes Beyonce would do the same.”
There ya have it–if, or when there is any “it” to be had (or……………………………..fixed) about this.
Story source: International Business Times U. K