Forbes Contributor Slams Beyoncé, Says She’s Hypocritical

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Reported by Liku Zelleke

To some people, Beyoncé is the epitome of womanhood – beautiful, with a magical voice, successful and a family person. She is the person they want to be when they grow up and until then they dance and sway to the hits that just keep coming.

Carrie Sheffield isn’t one of those people.

In an op-ed for Forbes, Sheffield has found almost nothing lovable, and everything disappointing, about Beyoncé’s latest works. In her own words, she finds the song “Partition” to be “a raunchy homage to strippers that completely lacks class,” and, “an abrupt departure from earlier, tasteful works.”

Sheffield goes on to call out Beyoncé on her work for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. She finds her to be hypocritical that she sings about “your lover ejαculating on your dress and begging him to like you” on the one hand, while at the same time saying that she is fighting for all the women that are oppressed and held back claiming that “women earn just 77 cents for every man’s dollar.”

“… there’s a huge pay gap among people who earn a living hawking their rear ends, but you don’t hear her complaining about this,” Sheffield says, “She has no problem with the entertainment industry overwhelmingly favoring attractive young people, women particularly.”

She thinks that Beyoncé being an icon that all girls look up to, she should be able to sing about topics that aren’t just in the realm of “dating and mating.”

Noting that African-American women and those across racial lines from lower income brackets, are the most at risk of giving birth outside wedlock, she says, “…consenting adults make their own choices, but when it comes to children there is no question that kids born without two married parents in the home suffer more behavioral and emotional problems than their peers. It’s a miserable condition that compounds and exacerbates the cycle of poverty. Knowles can help end this cycle – and her earlier song, ‘Single Ladies‘ does this through marriage promotion.”

She concludes her article with a noticeable disillusionment, “It’s true that Knowles’ phenomenal success is inspiring and encouraging. But her latest moves don’t fit the brand she’s trying to sell of true female empowerment.”


You can find Carrie Sheffield’s article on Forbes, here.