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Beyonce Charges Fans $25,000 to Work for Her for Free

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If you love Beyonce enough to put up this kind of money, then we feel bad for you.  Beyonce and her mother Tina have come up with a fascinating idea:  Pay them $25,000 and you’ll get the chance to work for them, without pay, for one day only.

The singer is auctioning off this stunning opportunity through a company called CharityBuzz.com.  We can say that the money isn’t going into her own pockets, and is instead going to charity.

The package  includes a meet-and-greet with Beyonce; two VIP tickets to her Los Angeles show; a chance to spend the day working with Beyonce’s mother Tina in the wardrobe department and a Mrs. Carter Show World Tour “gift bag,” according to The Huffington Post.

The auction has, thus far, received 10 bids, with the highest being $11,500.   So, even though there are fans willing to pay money to be close to Tina and Beyonce, there are also those who criticize the ladies for appearing to exploit fan loyalty in such a seemingly blatant way.

“Disgusting! Beyonce is rich, she should just make the $25,000 donation herself rather than asking her fans to do it! #rip-off,” tweeted one person.

“Does Beyonce think that she’s that important that ppl will PAY $25,000 to work 4 her 4 free? That is theft in my opinion. Not worth it!” tweeted another follower.

“So let me get this straight. You have to pay Beyonce $25,000 to work FOR her for free? LOL! Get over yourself, her ego is out of this world!” tweeted another follower.

Beyonce’s problem could be with the wording of the campaign.  Rather than offering people the chance to work for her for a fee, she probably should have sold the chance to meet with she and her mother to a rich donor who also wanted to do some good.  This might be turning into a PR nightmare for Beyonce and her camp, since the story has gone viral on the Internet.

Beyonce and Tina have put together the Miss A Meal campaign, along with her sister Solange and singers Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.   The campaign encourages people to miss a meal and donate the proceeds to charity.

“When we say ‘we are starving,’ we have to remember that there are people who are literally starving,” Tina said in a press release. “If everyone fed one person, one meal, we could make a huge difference.”