Beyoncé recently grabbed headlines with her platinum blonde hair debut at the premiere of “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé” in LA. While many praised her new look, a segment of social media accused her of skin-lightening and trying to emulate whiteness. In response to these criticisms, Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, took to Instagram to express her frustration with what she called ‘losers.’
Addressing the online hate, Tina shared a lengthy note, stating, “I 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.” She highlighted that Beyoncé’s choice of silver-themed attire for the film’s premiere was a fashion statement, not an attempt to alter her identity.
Tina addressed the accusations of trying to be ‘white’ and skin-lightening, emphasizing that Beyoncé’s silver hair complemented her silver dress. She criticized those perpetuating the narrative, mentioning the disappointing attempts by some media outlets to contact Beyoncé’s hairstylist for comments.
Expressing her frustration with the criticism, Tina stated, “What’s most disappointing is that some Black people, yes you bozos that’s on social media—lying and faking and acting like you’re so ignorant that you don’t understand that black women have worn platinum hair since the Etta James days.”
Tina further highlighted the historical precedent of black celebrities, including Etta James, embracing platinum hair, challenging the notion that it signifies an attempt to be ‘white.’ She condemned the negativity directed at her daughter, emphasizing that every creative choice Beyoncé makes is a testament to her work ethic, talent, and resilience.
In conclusion, Tina Knowles expressed her frustration, stating, “I am sick of you losers. I know that she is going to be pissed at me for doing this, but I am fed up!” She defended Beyoncé’s character, noting her daughter’s commitment to minding her own business, helping others, and promoting black women and underdogs.
As of now, comments on Tina’s post have been restricted. Beyoncé’s parents, Tina and Matthew Knowles, were among the celebrities present at the film’s premiere. The concert film, “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé,” is scheduled for release in theaters on December 1, following a screening in London on November 30.