Living in a celebrity-obsessed culture means you will be exposed to saturation coverage with around the clock updates of every move our best and brightest stars make and every breath they take. Whether or not we are interested or care about the celebrity is not the point. We are supposed to care. We are supposed to crave fresh results to process, constant communication and breathless bulletins of what our stars are up to. God isn’t dead. He just needs a better publicist and a Twitter feed.
Which brings me to my point. This is Beyonce’s World and could someone slow it down? I’d like to get off.
I can’t be the only person in North America who is sick and tired of All Things Beyonce.
When I say “I don’t like Beyonce” I’m not saying I don’t like her music. She’s a perfectly capable vocalist. When she doesn’t bleach her hair too blonde, she’s quite attractive. She’s a reasonably good dancer, she has a rockin’ body, and even though Jay-Z isn’t much to look at, I give her a lot of respect for being married to a Black man.
But can a brother get a break from the Beyonce News Network? Everything this woman does is not newsworthy. Yes, I know that’s blasphemy. Come get some if you don’t like it.
Beyonce and Jay-Z Go to Cuba. Conservatives Lose Their Minds. Sun rises the next day. World keeps turning.
Beyonce releases diss track telling her haters to “Bow Down Bitches.” You don’t say?
Beyonce sings at Obama’s inauguration and gets busted for lip synching. Surprised?
Beyonce reunites with Destiny’s Child at The Super Bowl and makes Kelly and Michelle sing one of her songs!
Beyonce named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world. Because she’s a diva. And that makes her influential. So there!
Beyonce bans photographers from her tour. Because they took photographs of her that were unflattering. We only want flattering photos of Bey out there.
I’m not one of those old men who spending his 50’s dumping on entertainment that was never designed with me in mind. Justin Bieber, Scandal, Lena Dunham, Nikki Minaj, reality TV, Mad Men, Game of Thrones,
I still don’t need Beyonce all up in my face ALL the time. Even beauty can be boring as hell.
I think Bey deserves a vacation. She deserves one. She’s earned it. She should take it. She should take pity on the world and allow it to focus on acts of terrorism, wars, economic calamity, natural disasters, political machinations, and other mundane stuff for a while. Every fascinating detail of her fabulous life can go unshared and almost no one will care. Well, except Bossip, Media Take-Out, Perez Hilton and a million other Internet web sites that feed on these tidbits of trivial b.s. like a newborn calf suckling on its mama’s teat, but who gives a crap about them?
Beyonce is the 8th Wonder of the World. It will do us all good if she would go away for a week or two or 26 and allow the world to wonder about her.
- Beyoncé Gives Birth and Pisses off A Lot of People (everydayfamily.com)
- Beyoncé’s not a bad role model. Feminists should give her a break | Caperton Gillett (guardian.co.uk)
- Girl Fight: Keyshia Cole vs. Beyonce (tylatimes.com)
- TV: Other Shows: Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream (avclub.com)