Octavia Spencer said, “I’m sorry you have to deal with the negative comments that people don’t realize reflect their own insecurities”
Tina Knowles did not hold back when she saw some social media users making negative remarks about Beyoncé’s appearance and style at the premiere of her Renaissance World Tour concert film.
On Tuesday, Knowles, 69, posted a long Instagram caption along with a video of Beyoncé over the years. She addressed those who claimed that her daughter, 42, was “trying to be white” by “lightening her skin” and “wearing platinum hair”. The cover photo of the post, which showed Beyoncé at the premiere, sparked the controversy.
“I came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all the racist, ignorant, self-hating comments about her, accusing her of wanting to be white by lightening her skin and wearing platinum hair,” Knowles wrote in the post, which played Beyoncé’s song “Brown Skin Girl”.
The main photo of the post featured the Grammy winner at the Los Angeles premiere of her Renaissance World Tour concert film at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Saturday night.
Beyoncé posed in front of a silver background, wearing a custom silver chainmail gown by Versace. She completed the look with matching silver opera gloves and silver heels.
The “Break My Soul” singer also sported platinum, long blonde hair with a sleek middle part.
Knowles continued her message, denouncing those who followed a “hateful and jealous narrative”.
“She made a film, called the renaissance, where the whole theme was silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire. And you fools decided that she was trying to be a white woman and was bleaching her skin?”
Knowles seemed to refer to social media comments that suggested that Beyoncé’s skin tone was different from before or that she was pretending to be someone else.
“Obviously, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement, you clowns. . ALIEN Superstar, obviously!” she added, referring to one of Beyoncé’s songs from her latest album.
Knowles also claimed that “a white woman [from TMZ] had the nerve to contact” one of her daughter’s hairstylists “to get a comment” on the situation.
The mother of two said that she was “fed up” with people “attacking” her eldest child when Beyoncé “keeps to herself … helps people whenever she can … supports and promotes black women and underdogs all the time.”
Her post received a lot of support.
Octavia Spencer commented, “@mstinaknowles You have raised beautiful, strong, intelligent, BLACK AND PROUD women. Period. Anyone who says otherwise has their own problems to deal with. I’m sorry you have to face the negative comments that people don’t realize show their own self-esteem issues.”
Another person quoted a line from Beyoncé’s 2020 collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion: “’My mama is a savage yeah I got that sh*t from Tina!.