Beyoncé had a bleeding ear on stage during a Tidal X: 1015 performance Saturday, and some fans took their love for the superstar too far by cutting themselves in solidarity, NY Daily News is reporting.
Queen Bey’s long braid got entangled with an earring during a high energy performance and ripped it from her ear. Beyoncé noticed that her earlobe was bleeding and dripping blood on the stage, during the performance of her song Haunted, but she did not miss a step and continued with her rendition.
— Joseph Barracato (@JoeBarracato) October 17, 2016
After the show, fans of the Lemonade singer took to Twitter to give the singer a shout-out for going on to give an awesome performance despite her injury. The show of support soon turned graphic, with members of the Bey Hive purportedly cutting themselves and flaunting it on social media under the hashtags #bleedforBeyonce and #CutforBeyonce
The images have been dismissed as the handiwork of trolls who are mischievous and have plenty of time on their hands. However, self-harm is a reality among people who want to escape emotional pain, and the trend has been seen as worrying because some people might actually think it is alright to do so.
One fan tweeted that fans needed to spill their blood so that the “spirits” of the queen could be restored.
“If the queen bleeds the hive must unify and leak our blood to restore her spirits… Beyhive we must.”
— Danica Lee (@TheDanicaLee) October 18, 2016
— cham (@chamonille) October 16, 2016
Another fan tweeted that it was mandatory that fans go through pain like the former Destiny’s Child singer in a strong show of solidarity,
“If Queen B had to endure pain, so do I. Tonight we #CutforBeyonce.”
Many people are calling the movement “stupid and dangerous,” with a person who had cut herself for years slamming those making fun of people who inflict harm on themselves deliberately.
“As a person who self injured for years…please don’t #CutforBeyonce or #BleedforBeyonce. Self injury and cutting is not a joke.”
The beyhive r really unstable, like what's wrong with y'all ? #CutForBeyonce
— tessa (@tessawilliamss_) October 16, 2016
Y'all are outrageous. This #CutForBeyonce gotta stop now.
— Dominic Middleton (@DominicJermealM) October 16, 2016
— g e l l i a n n e (@g4nne) October 18, 2016
The Formation superstar has since come out to tell her fans not to hurt themselves.
The Beyoncé Bey Hive are known for their notoriety and stinging anyone who gets on the wrong side of their delectable diva. Kid Rock experienced this first-hand when he said the “Drunk in Love” songstress was not talented. A pissed-off Beyoncé ordered her followers to flood all his posts on social media.
Amber Rose, in an attempt to defend Kim Kardashian’s naked picture in March this year, argued that Beyoncé had revealed her body too but had never gotten slut-shamed like Kim. Members of the Bey Hive swarmed her Twitter page with insults, forcing her to retract what she’d said.
In her latest visual album, Lemonade, Beyoncé calls out a woman her husband, Jay-Z, allegedly had an affair with on the song “Sorry.” The 34-year-old mother and 20-time Grammy Award winner references the woman as “Becky with the good hair.”
Rachel Roy, ex- wife of Damon Dash and former business partner of Jay-Z, posted a cryptic Instagram picture shortly after the song came out, revealing that “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies or self-truths.” The Bey Hive felt Roy was the woman that Queen Bey was talking about and zoned in on her.
— Catharine Shea (@CatharineShea) August 2, 2016
According to reports, the 42-year-old fashion designer had her iCloud and Gmail accounts hacked. She also had her cell phone number changed without consent. Roy’s Wikipedia page was also hacked, with Beyoncé fans calling her a “dusty side wh**e” and changing the name of the man who fathered her two daughters to Jay-Z.
The backlash extended to Roy’s 16-year-old daughter, Ava Dash, who suffered online abuse from supporters of the “Halo” singer. Damon Dash, Jay-Z’s former business partner, revealed that he had told his daughters to block their social media platforms so as not to allow a “bunch of nerds or cowards make them scared.” Diana Gordon, who penned “Sorry” the controversial song, said it was never about anyone in particular and found it shocking that people could take a song so seriously and start accusing people
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