Middle Aged White People Hate Beyoncé​ And These Are The 15 Reasons Why

Middle Aged White People Hate Beyoncé​ And These Are The 15 Reasons Why

But she continues to twirl on her haters.

So, recently Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, boss-bitch extraordinaire, has been in and out of the news for a variety of things. Earlier this month she announced she would be snatching whats left of our edges with part two of her On The Run Tour, and last week we found out that a mystery actress (probably Sanaa Lathan) bit her on the face.

Now, every time the Queen Bey in is in the news cycle, for anything big or small, humans tend to lose their minds or "get their life." Something I've noticed is that there's always a group of hating ass middle 'mericans waiting on the sidelines to comment something racist, sexist or just simply ridiculous about Mrs. Carter.

After clicking on a few stories, the comments, many of which were less than Godly, got me to the realization that middle-aged white people reeeeeeealy don't like Beyoncé. And I don't mean that there are people out there who just simply aren't feeling her style of music or artistry, which is fine. I mean, somehow Beyoncé has a tendency to make people BIG mad, and I'm just like, "wha'd she do?"

What has Beyoncé ever done other than live her fabulous caviar and hot sauce filled life?

Well, after scanning the comment sections on various articles, I have found the top reasons middle aged white people aren't feeling the Queen Bey.

1. She's a feminist and they hate women.

Honestly, I think most people have a very skewed idea of what feminism truly is. Even some women who we'd refer to as "well educated," might even say that they aren't feminists based on foolishness the term has become. It's not about "being the same," it is about equality. As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, a feminist is a person who believes in the in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes, and that's it.

Feminism isn't about "taking over,"it is about pushing the boundaries on societal "norms." Our history of gender roles comes from a time in space where women were treated as sub-human, so I can see why that would rub archaic old white men the wrong way.

There's also this idea that feminism dictates a woman's sexuality...it doesn't. Feminists can be as modest as they want or as provocative as they please. Women are the keepers of their own minds and bodies....and I think we can all agree that Beyoncé OWNS hers.

I also read somewhere that Beyoncé couldn't possibly consider herself a feminist if she sings about being submissive while having sex with her husband because that would play into "gender roles," but here is the thing....nah bruh. What people do consensually in the bedroom with their own spouses has nothing to do with their place in the world.

She also named one of her tours, "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour," and apparently you can't love being a wifey and be pro-female equality at the same time.

2. She has a vagina.

Like I said before, a good portion of white people hate women. How dare she be talented, make a lot of money, and inspire people...all whilst having a vagina? The audacity she has to be the biggest artist in the world and take that spot away from a white man!

It's really not that she's done anything "bad." They've just decided that she has way more than a woman should, and she should "know her place."

3. Sex is bad, even though they like it (also, THE KIDS!)

Her "image" is sexy and provocative and as a 34-year-old woman who is married with three kids, she should have kept her music "bubblegum pop," and in no way have it pertain to womanhood or her real life.

The fear that young girls might decide to walk into school in a gold sequinned leotard is apparently cause for concern. If only there was a real role model to look up to... a woman who worked hard at a craft, made a name for herself at a young age, has managed to stay out of trouble amid being surrounded by temptation, runs a successful business and uses her resources for good around the globe. Where ever will we find someone like that? *sigh*

4. They don't like people who aren't "cookie cutter."

She doesn't just stand there and sing, like she's supposed to. She's over-the-top. She shakes her ass. She's an uppity..ni...nevermind.

5. Blue Ivy Carter™.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z filed paperwork back in 2012 to trademark the name of their then only child, Blue Ivy. At the time, they were considering a line of baby products. What was she thinking? Apparently, this means the Queen Bey is out of touch. What kind of parent would want to protect the name of their uber famous child while attaching it to a potential multi-billion dollar company?

They just can't wrap their heads around why a rich and famous wouldn't want other people cashing in on their daughter's name. Veronica Morales, for example, the woman who's been blocking the trademark while simultaneously trying to tell her event planning company, "Blue Ivy" to the Carters for $10 million....

6. The media loves her.

Probably the biggest claim people admit to as the reason they aren't feeling Beyoncé isn't that her music isn't catchy or because her vocals are questionable, it's because she is constantly featured in media or "overrated," as they like to say.

But let's be fair, Yoncé lives a pretty private life. It is only through a handful of personal pictures, video snippets, song lyrics (and Tiffany Haddish) that we know anything about her and all of these are on her own terms...(again, aside from the Tiffany Haddish word vomiting thing.) She isn't stumbling out of clubs, killing people while driving while under the influence or getting into Twitter arguments...as the hater would like. As it would make it easier to hate her. In fact, she goes months without posting on social media, hardly does interviews and aside from the occasional Target sighting, stays pretty lowkey. To think of it, she doesn't even promote her own projects anymore. She just releases them...from the comfort of her own poolside cabana.

7. Black women aren't allowed to be pretty.

... or successful. And Beyoncé just happens to be pretty gorgeous. Dammit!

8. She draws controversy, but she's not controversial.

Beyoncé tends to keep pretty mum about what's going on in the world, but every once in a while, Sasha Fierce gives us some insight as to what she really thinks. Notably, her she stood up against police brutality with her single Formation from her Lemonade album, and showed up to the Superbowl to perform it dressed as a Black Panther. While I personally see nothing wrong with wanting Black and white people to be treated the same in the criminal justice system, we all know there is a pretty large gathering of white people who think equality is divisive ...

9. She appropriated, but not really.

Hymns For The Weekend is a song by Beyoncé and Coldplay. The music video acquired various elements of Indian culture, including, henna, dress and meditation. The visuals had swarms of white people accusing the two of culturally appropriating Indian culture. No doubt the same group of white people who have been appropriating Black culture for decades.

But there's a problem. Appropriation occurs when a dominant group takes elements of a culture they are suppressing while demonizing the original groups use of that culture. Black people have never colonized or suppressed Indian people. So whereas Beyoncé's use of Indian art could be called, "tacky," or at a stretch "exploitative," it certainly wasn't "appropriation."

...but It's cool if we keep saying it was.

10. She likes Black people.

...and a good majority of them don't. Amandla Steinberg once asked, “What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?” One of the most important questions anyone could ask. Beyoncé has offered her support to causes that support the Black community. And to anyone who doesn't care about Black lives, her association with the mothers of slain Black teens, The Trayvon Martin Foundation, as well as other activists are bad.

11. OTRII.

White feminists and anti-feminists often question her notion that she is a feminist because she decided to stay with her husband after he cheated. How could she be with a cheater? Well, probably because she didn't want to throw away a decade + long relationship with a man she has a child with over something she could find the strength to forgive and work through...like millions of other married people...feminist or not.

12. Blond hair.

Again, the appropriation thing. Apparently some white people still think blond hair is a characteristic of only Europeans. (It isn't.) And then there's the idea that she is "trying to be white." She isn't Rachel Dolezal. Blond hair just looks bomb af on brown skin.

Also, they aren't wigs. She wears both her real hair and weaves. Just to clear that up.

13. She ignores them.

She just does her own thing and twirls on her haters.

14. The Bey-Hive.

The Bey-Hive, who at times can arguably be "team too much" often gives the Queen Bee a bad rap. I'm sure she loves them regardless, after all, they do keep her bills paid. But their actions as individual people who actually don't personally know B, sometimes rub them the wrong way.

15. Songwriters.

She's the only one keeping them in business, apparently.

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence - Beyonce

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This Is How Your Same-Sex Marriage Affects Me As A Catholic Woman

I hear you over there, Bible Bob.

It won't.

Wait, what?

I promise you did read that right. Not what you were expecting me to say, right? Who another person decides to marry will never in any way affect my own marriage whatsoever. Unless they try to marry the person that I want to, then we might have a few problems.

As a kid, I was raised, baptized, and confirmed into an old school Irish Catholic church in the middle of a small, midwestern town.

Not exactly a place that most people would consider to be very liberal or open-minded. Despite this I was taught to love and accept others as a child, to not cast judgment because the only person fit to judge was God. I learned this from my Grandpa, a man whose love of others was only rivaled by his love of sweets and spoiling his grandkids.

While I learned this at an early age, not everyone else in my hometown — or even within my own church — seemed to get the memo. When same-sex marriage was finally legalized country-wide, I cried tears of joy for some of my closest friends who happen to be members of the LGBTQ community.

I was happy while others I knew were disgusted and even enraged.

"That's not what it says in the bible! Marriage is between a man and a woman!"

"God made Adam and Eve for a reason! Man shall not lie with another man as he would a woman!"

"Homosexuality is a sin! It's bad enough that they're all going to hell, now we're letting them marry?"

Alright, Bible Bob, we get it, you don't agree with same-sex relationships. Honestly, that's not the issue. One of our civil liberties as United States citizens is the freedom of religion. If you believe your religion doesn't support homosexuality that's OK.

What isn't OK is thinking that your religious beliefs should dictate others lives.

What isn't OK is using your religion or your beliefs to take away rights from those who chose to live their life differently than you.

Some members of my church are still convinced that their marriage now means less because people are free to marry whoever they want to. Honestly, I wish I was kidding. Tell me again, Brenda how exactly do Steve and Jason's marriage affect yours and Tom's?

It doesn't. Really, it doesn't affect you at all.

Unless Tom suddenly starts having an affair with Steve their marriage has zero effect on you. You never know Brenda, you and Jason might become best friends by the end of the divorce. (And in that case, Brenda and Tom both need to go to church considering the bible also teaches against adultery and divorce.)

I'll say it one more time for the people in the back: same-sex marriage does not affect you even if you or your religion does not support it. If you don't agree with same-sex marriage then do not marry someone of the same sex. Really, it's a simple concept.

It amazes me that I still actually have to discuss this with some people in 2017. And it amazes me that people use God as a reason to hinder the lives of others.

As a proud young Catholic woman, I wholeheartedly support the LGBTQ community with my entire being.

My God taught me to not hold hate so close to my heart. He told me not to judge and to accept others with open arms. My God taught me to love and I hope yours teaches you the same.

Disclaimer - This article in no way is meant to be an insult to the Bible or religion or the LGBTQ community.

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Why The Idea Of 'No Politics At The Dinner Table' Takes Place And Why We Should Avoid It

When did having a dialogue become so rare?


Why has the art of civilized debate and conversation become unheard of in daily life? Why is it considered impolite to talk politics with coworkers and friends? Expressing ideas and discussing different opinions should not be looked down upon.

I have a few ideas as to why this is our current societal norm.

1. Politics is personal.

Your politics can reveal a lot about who you are. Expressing these (sometimes controversial) opinions may put you in a vulnerable position. It is possible for people to draw unfair conclusions from one viewpoint you hold. This fosters a fear of judgment when it comes to our political beliefs.

Regardless of where you lie on the spectrum of political belief, there is a world of assumption that goes along with any opinion. People have a growing concern that others won't hear them out based on one belief.

As if a single opinion could tell you all that you should know about someone. Do your political opinions reflect who you are as a person? Does it reflect your hobbies? Your past?

The question becomes "are your politics indicative enough of who you are as a person to warrant a complete judgment?"

Personally, I do not think you would even scratch the surface of who I am just from knowing my political identification.

2. People are impolite.

The politics themselves are not impolite. But many people who wield passionate, political opinion act impolite and rude when it comes to those who disagree.

The avoidance of this topic among friends, family, acquaintances and just in general, is out of a desire to 'keep the peace'. Many people have friends who disagree with them and even family who disagree with them. We justify our silence out of a desire to avoid unpleasant situations.

I will offer this: It might even be better to argue with the ones you love and care about, because they already know who you are aside from your politics, and they love you unconditionally (or at least I would hope).

We should be having these unpleasant conversations. And you know what? They don't even need to be unpleasant! Shouldn't we be capable of debating in a civilized manner? Can't we find common ground?

I attribute the loss of political conversation in daily life to these factors. 'Keeping the peace' isn't an excuse. We should be discussing our opinions constantly and we should be discussing them with those who think differently.

Instead of discouraging political conversation, we should be encouraging kindness and understanding. That's how we will avoid the unpleasantness that these conversations sometimes bring.

By avoiding them altogether, we are doing our youth a disservice because they are not being exposed to government, law, and politics, and they are not learning to deal with people and ideas that they don't agree with.

Next Thanksgiving, talk politics at the table.

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