UK Magazine Calls Beyonce a Wh@re for Her Grammy Performance

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Beyonce’s performance at the Grammys was certainly an attention-grabber.  She was scantily clad, moving seductively and digging deep in the playbook of erotic moves.  The performance was more than most expected, and left some parents concerned that the show wasn’t quite family-friendly.

The reactions varied across the web, with some people being highly critical of the wife and mother getting on stage and showing her “goods” to the world.  But some people felt that it was par for the course, and not nearly as disturbing as the performance by Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards a few months ago.

One magazine, the UK Metro, took things a bit too far by referring to Beyonce as a Wh@re in their title, which goes over the line of decency in entertainment criticism.  The magazine may have been seeking to get attention and sell papers, but it might have also succeeded in making itself look very bad.

The appearance by Beyonce was due to a performance of the song “Drunk in love,” performed with her husband, Jay-Z.  The song has been criticized as promoting domestic violence, with one lyric saying, “Eat the cake Anna Mae,” referring to the infamous scene in the film, “What’s Love got to Do with it?” starring Ike and Tina Turner.  The film is known for being a wakeup call to the terrorism that some women experience at the hands of men.

Beyonce has referred to herself as a feminist, but as scholar and writer Crystal Hayes says, Beyonce may need to learn that feminism is more than a label and actually requires a commitment to specific principles.  What are your thoughts?  Should Beyonce be criticized for the performance, or was it fine? Beyonce is accustomed to pushing envelopes, so she is probably prepared to deal with the controversy.  But this may set the bar so high that each year, one performer is going to have to outdo the last one.

President Obama once referred to Beyonce as a role model for Sasha and Malia, his daughters.  Would this be the same as a white president saying that Madonna is a role model for his girls?  Would it be better to choose a role model who doesn’t have to take her clothes off and turn men on to make money?  Please tell us if we’re over the top here, we’d love to know what you think.  

 

 

 

 

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  1. do what i did turn it off that is why we have a remote

  2. That’s right because whites do it we can do it too, because they set the Standards for us.

  3. Pot calling the kettle black. Europe is an everything goes country. Europe a country where women nude are posted in an extremely large photo on the side of buildings for some type of advertisement, similar to billboards. The place is a wild card. Probably the magazine just wanted to stir up some interest.

  4. I don’t like to participate in “slut-shaming” or slamming women for their sexuality because I am a feminist, not just a feminist in name only. References to domestic violence and just the general sexual tenor of the performance on what is prime time when impressionable kids are watching is not cool. It’s just not. Period. I feel like as a society we have lost track of common decorum and sense. There is a time and a place for everything. I don’t need to have a glimpse of whatever Jay-Z and Beyoncé are doing in private when I might be watching in mixed company. We can’t completely shield our children from the world, but we have a collective responsibility to introduce them to it in an age-appropriate manner.

  5. Let the dead bury their dead. Morality like ethics and justice continue to elude mortal.

  6. Skimpy costumes have been around at least for over 50 yrs, cuz I remember seeing them on tv shows back then, music shows of the time. Not quite as skimpy, but skimpy for that time. For Beyonce, Miley, and any number of women and men to have to wear those costumes to perform is shameful. This was not late night tv, when the kiddies were supposed to be in bed. The sexy dancing moves should also be left to late night tv. Parents–use your parental controls.
    But, let’s face it sex sells. So, do those raunchy newspapers, or whatever they are called. People buy them to read this crap, so they will be printed.

  7. Exactly where does the UK magazine rank in matters of opinion… NEVER HEARD OF THEM., nada…

  8. OVER-RATED PORNOGRAPHIC LAP-DANCE…. All children must be in bed by 7:30 pm……!! Poor Blue Ivy!!!

  9. It’s not rocket science people.

    When you have little to “No Talent” what so ever including her husband the former Dope Pusher who has no talent what so ever, what do you expect from them. FILTH

    It matters not how much money they have “Trash is Trash” and that’s what you got. They could make 500 Billion and they’d still be trash.

  10. I didn’t see the grammys but I understand the only thing missing in her performance was the “stripper’s pole!”

  11. You all have pretty much expressed my sentiments. It’s really disheartening that Beyonce does not see herself nor her husband, which makes you wonder about him. Like Calvin, I thought it was interesting that Jay Z was fully dressed. I don’t understand why she feels the need to perform like that. The UK must really be upset with her because they used to love her and had her photo plastered all over the “tube” in London right after “Dream Girls.” Surely she has to know now that not only is it unacceptable, it could also impact her career. Well at least she didn’t do a lap dance as she did during a BET Award show some years ago. Though I don’t know which is worst.

  12. I echo the sentiments of others here. This woman is now a mother. One day, no matter how money she amasses, her daughter will see these disturbing performances and realize her mother at some point, relied on her body to sell records. In Beyoncé’s simple/unsophisticated mind, she is selling a product and there are plenty of buyers/takers,,she likely thinks ,,those with ,integrity who speak against this trash,,,,,,,,are haters,,,,,,,,,,,, She also has people around her supporting her brand, pushing her to “push” the boundaries,,,,, keep it going. Until consumers decide enough is enough, Until we determine we will protect our children from whores like Beyoncé, selling immoral ideology, selling anything goes,,,,,,, she will continue to spread her brand of germs along with those like her.

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