Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, has addressed recent criticisms regarding her daughter's appearance at a premiere event. Some fans had expressed concerns that the singer appeared to have lightened her skin, a claim Knowles vehemently denied.
In a passionate Instagram post, Tina Knowles lambasted the detractors, labeling them as "losers" who propagate a "stupid, ignorant, self-hating, racist narrative." The criticism followed Beyoncé's appearance where she matched her silver hair with a silver dress, a decision her mother emphasized was purely a fashion statement.
Tina Knowles highlighted that black women have been coloring their hair silver since the days of Etta James, emphasizing that it was never an attempt to "be white."
She expressed frustration over the continued spread of such narratives, underscoring that it is especially disheartening when it comes from within the Black community.
Knowles praised her daughter for her independence and her efforts in helping others whenever possible. She also pointed out that Beyoncé consistently uplifts and promotes black women and underrepresented groups.
The Instagram post comes ahead of the premiere of ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’, which documents the journey of the ‘Renaissance’ tour from its start in Stockholm to its conclusion in Kansas City, USA.
Tina Knowles' post was a robust defense of her daughter, emphasizing Beyoncé's commitment to her roots and her community.
It also highlighted the ongoing challenges faced by public figures in addressing and countering narratives about their identity and appearance.