Monday, August 29, 2016

Respect, Beyoncé, Respect!

Beyoncé takes a stand V.MA. 2016


I find stardom boring so that I never watch the Emmies, Grammies, and Bammies. I did not even install my TV-box. I wanted to send it back, but Comcast told me I´ll have to pay $ 20 more per month if I return it. Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

In any way, I´m not up to date with Hollywood and star news.

Beyoncé has been around for a long time. My impression of her was always that she is stunningly beautiful, talented and probably a hard worker. Oh, and a great dancer. The music is not bad - just not my style. In 2008, she married her star colleague Jay-Z. So far - so unsurprising.

If you had asked me in the 90ties who I think Beyoncé is, I would have looked at you with that certain "It´s ok to be stupid, but you´re not going to bore me for much longer, right?" expression in my eyes and said: "She´s successful, beautiful, talented and appropriate."

Talent and beauty are not merits. Money is something I like, but I don´t respect people for having it (often I have respect for the way they came to money, though).


Beyonce Black Lives Matter VMA


Beyonce appears with mothers of killed black people


I read in the New York Times today that Beyoncé appeared with the mothers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin who have all been victims of deadly police violence. 

Taking a stand for the Black Lifes Matter movement is not "appropriate". I seem to remember I read two other similar great stories about her in the last two years or so. But the google search "the things beyonce did that i liked" did not return any results. 

Turning your performance into a political statement not knowing how the media and people will react has a touch of greatness. 

While I googled to find out her age, I saw that she is under attack because her daughter was wearing a $ 11K dress. Really? That´s the topic to talk about right now? Do rich people have an obligation to buy at Walmart to be considered decent human beings?

Beyoncé, I respect you for what you are doing, and I am ready to put your poster on my wall.

Talent and beauty are not merits. Taking a risk and standing up for what you believe in is.

Kindness, social competence, moral courage - these are three of the things I admire people for.

You have a new fan.

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