I read an article the other day about Beyoncé’s new self-titled album not catering to the overwhelming gay fan base she commands. Now look at her face in the picture while I pose this question to you… WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO? It’s pretty obvious that the album is doing just fine without the “one gay kiss”, which was referenced in the article several times. After all, she sold 828,000 albums in THREE DAYS. Now, less than a week into its release, her album has sold over 1 million copies.
Again I ask, why does she need to cater to LGBT? Beyoncé is an enterprise of her own. She released this album with no promotion, no leaks, no chatter about it & guess what? Every person in the LGBT community that idolizes King Bey bought her album anyway and they love it, including me.
I understand Beyoncé is seen as a gay idol and her previous albums have all, in some way, shown love to “the gays”… but think about it for a second. She is not a gay woman and what else does she have to prove? She has her own values and insecurities, she’s human. If she wants to talk about, in her own words, “finding beauty in imperfection” & give fellow black women confidence, why are you mad? If she wants to use all heterosexual references in her music/videos to talk about her heterosexual life with her husband and daughter, why are you mad?
I will never understand the LGBT community’s need to be noticed. Be gay & live happy. Fight for the right to be heard as a human being, not as a ridiculed & disrespected minority. Why scrutinize someone for talking about what they want to talk about in their music? Especially when she doesn’t have to care about anyone or anything but her immediate circle & values. She caters to LGBT because she chooses to. No monkey on her back. She’s sitting pretty on her history making fifth #1 ranked album.
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