17 Images That Sum Up Your Reaction To Piers Morgan's Opinion On Lemonade
If you've been living under a rock for the last few days you haven't heard Beyonce dropped her visual album Lemonade over the weekend, and FINALLY a voice has broken through the crowd to tell us how to feel about it. Piers Morgan penned an article explaining why he prefers the old Beyonce, the entertainer rather than the activist. THANK GOD.
1."Now, I bow to no man nor woman when it comes to my admiration for this lady."
2."I once spent a delightful day with her in London for CNN and she was bright, warm, funny, sharp and incredibly impressive."
3."But just lately, Beyonce’s been adding a far more serious, deeply political and race-fuelled tone to her work."
4."In February of this year, she dropped the song “Formation” which contained references to the activist movement Black Lives Matter. [...] It was seen, understandably, as an attack on U.S. police."
5."The Black Panthers, set up as a group who would protect black Americans from police brutality, became infamous for their own brutality, especially against police, and widespread criminal and murderous membership within their ranks."
6."Beyonce’s tribute to them was branded ‘disgraceful and outrageous’ by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, incensed that she had ‘used the platform of the Superbowl to attack the police.’"
7."I have huge personal sympathy for [Lesley McSpadden and Sybrina Fulton] and there is no doubt that African-Americans have been treated appallingly by certain rogue elements within the country’s police forces."
8."But I felt very uneasy watching these women being used in this way to sell an album. It smacks of shameless exploitation."
9."Beyoncé then was unrecognisable from the militant activist we see now."
10."Then, she was at pains to be seen as an entertainer and musician and not as a black woman who sings. Now, it seems to be the complete opposite."
11."The new Beyoncé wants to be seen as a black woman political activist first and foremost, entertainer and musician second."
12."I still think she’s a wonderful singer and performer, and some of the music on Lemonade is fantastic."
13."But I have to be honest, I preferred the old Beyoncé. The less inflammatory, agitating one."
14."The one who didn’t use grieving mothers to shift records and further fill her already massively enriched purse."
15."The one who didn’t play the race card so deliberately and to my mind, unnecessarily."
16."The one who wanted to be judged on her stupendous talent not her skin color, and wanted us all to do the same."