“Beyonce has yet another surprise up her sleeve for her enormous fan base — a new shoe collaboration with Giuseppe Zanotti! The celeb-loved Italian designer revealed on Thursday, March 19, that he is currently in the process of unleashing one lust-worthy high-heel based on the ‘7/11’ singer’s vision fairly soon.”
As Us Magazine notes, Beyonce and Zanotti previously teamed up for Beyonce’s most recent world tour in a collaboration with Bey’s stylists Raquel Smith and Ty Hunter, creating a collection of interesting custom footwear to complement the singer’s sexy stage antics. The magazine quotes Zanotti complimenting Beyoncé.
“The thing which she then also has over other celebrities, is that she has an amazing voice. She’s incredibly talented and she’s an amazing dancer — she’s complete. Few are like Beyoncé.”
Unfortunately, not all people commenting on the Us article agree about Beyoncé being such a trailblazer with her new shoe collection.
One poster comments, “It’s amazing how Be-dummy-ce is teaming up with this shoe maker who’s shoes are made out of leather, and ‘she’ is releasing a Vegan cook book. Amazing.”
“Big freakin deal — so she’s slapping her name on another piece of crap merchandise,” another poster said.
Twitter wasn’t too happy either. One poster, StephanSpangl23, wrote, “So, Beyoncé is creating a new shoe. Will the brand name be called ‘Overrated’?”
Beyoncé had a very successful 2014, but has been facing somewhat of a backlash in 2015. The Huffington Post echoed the opinions of many, who weren’t happy about Beyoncé pushing aside Ledisi for a Grammy performance of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.”
“Beyoncé wanted to sing it, and we did not breathlessly await her performance as much as we were left to grudgingly endure it. There’s a larger issue at play than just the swapping of one great singer for another less talented but more popular one. Ledisi, with a crown of enviable braids and beautiful dark skin, was passed over by an artist whose nose job, ten pounds of blonde hair, and suspiciously alabaster skin has no doubt aided in her ascent to the top.”
Beyoncé also faced further backlash when alleged unretouched photos from an Elle photo shoot hit the web. Some were disgusted about how much Beyoncé was Photoshopped for the final pictures. Others thought that the “unretouched” pictures were actually retouched to make Beyoncé look worse. Let’s hope 2015 isn’t the year of Beyoncé’s downfall.
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