Beyonce Fans Go Too Far With Attacks On Rachel Roy’s Daughter (COMMENTARY)
Beyonce’s devoted following is an admirable asset for any celebrity. But the superstar’s fans, known collectively as the “Beyhive,” are going too far with attacks on Rachel Roy’s daughter.
As Gossip Cop reported, Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” had its world premiere on Saturday night. The lyrical content largely had to do with cheating, leading many to assume Jay Z had been unfaithful. One line in the song “Sorry” specifically referred to “Becky with the good hair.” And after Roy posted an Instagram caption that said, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens,” many then assumed she was the “Becky” in question.
The Beyhive immediately descended on Roy’s post, filling it with disparaging comments to the point that she made her Instagram account private. While it’s hard to ever make the case that online bullying is justified, she arguably brought the backlash on herself with a post that seemingly trolled Beyonce. That doesn’t, however, make it acceptable for her teenaged daughter to be attacked, too.
Ava, whose father is Damon Dash, has her own Instagram page just like many her age these days. And while she hasn’t posted anything about Beyonce or “Lemonade,” that hasn’t stopped people from leaving comments ranging from bumble bee and lemon emojis to statements that her mom is a “whore.” But this is a child, and anything that did or didn’t happen between her mother and Jay Z has nothing to do with her.
The Beyhive has a reputation for going after anyone seemingly disrespecting their “Queen B.” In many ways, it can be considered great that a star has a group of fans to come to his or her defense. But when that fandom cruelly goes after a minor with no legitimate provocation, that is crossing a line.