"Beyhive" vs. Rachel Roy: Beyonce’s "Lemonade" stirs adult Internet storm

April 25, 2016 - Finding Carter


A few things were done transparent amid this past weekend’s “Lemonade” mania. Beyonce, or “Queen Bey” to her adoring fans, has no goal of abdicating a cocktail throne. And “Becky with a good hair,” whoever she might be, might wish to cruise grabbing her blow dryer, branch off her dungeon phone and anticipating a fortified fort for a subsequent few days. The “Beyhive” is really angry.

The theme in doubt refers to a verse on Beyonce’s “Sorry,” during that she instructs her neglectful, prejudiced partner to “call Becky with a good hair.” Whether Beyonce dictated for a strain — or her manuscript as a whole — to be taken literally, as a mural of marital struggle with Jay Z, is unclear. But it appears to make no difference.

In a time when anyone with a Wi-Fi tie can morph into a contentious private questioner or schoolyard bully, this Becky was firm to be targeted and picked apart. Fashion engineer Rachel Roy, a Internet collectively decided, is Becky. (Except those that confused Roy with TV cook Rachael Ray.)

Wikipedia page vandalism, Instagram trolling, meme origination and ubiquitous censure ensued. And while Roy positively played a purpose in fanning a abandon on Saturday night, posting a now-deleted design with a heading “good hair, don’t care,” a written assault was rather unprecedented.

Beyonce is, some-more mostly than not, regarded as an artist who embodies womanlike empowerment and strength. So a greeting of her fans, to batter a “other” lady and return to both substantial and blatant slut-shaming, was a extraordinary one. Ire toward Jay Z was harder to find.

Some remarkable a double standard: