There’s nothing more delusional than a multi-millionaire artist, who is known worldwide by the name ‘Queen Bey,’ lamenting her oppression in the entertainment industry. Not only has she been successful in the music industry since her debut with Destiny’s Child in 1990, but she has won the most awards for MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, and is the most nominated woman in Grammy history. How can she possibly be a symbol for American oppression?
On Sunday, Beyoncé was invited by Barack and Michelle Obama to give her congratulations to the graduates of 2020 through a YouTube video entitled: ‘Dear Class of 2020’. In her ten-minute speech, she explained the time period as a “global crisis, racial pandemic, and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another black human being.” Think the senseless killing in question was the death of Dave Dorn, a retired police captain who was murdered in the ongoing Black Lives Matter riots?
Nah. To the BLM movement, including Beyoncé, only some black lives matter. Victimhood sells, which is why Beyoncé went on to turn herself into a victim: “The entertainment business is still very sexist. It’s still very male-dominated, and as a woman, I did not see enough female role models given the opportunity to do what I knew I had to do.” It doesn’t look like her lack of a female role model hurt her career, as she is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. But she tossed in race for good measure. “Not enough black women had a seat at the table. So I had to go and chop down that wood and build my own table.” Apparently Beyoncé needs people who are the same race and sex as her, because she is unable to relate to or learn from other people. Seems like the opposite of tolerance and inclusion.
Celebrities playing the card of victimhood is tiresome and obnoxious. And the Black Lives Matter trend gives wealthy celebrities and global companies a way to join the virtue signaling club.