Theres a corner of Twitter that found it appropriate to drag Beyonc into this ad scandal with Kendall Jenner and Pepsi.
It doesnt matter that she was somewhere being pregnant AF and celebrating her ninth wedding anniversary with her hubby, Jay Z.
It also doesnt matter that while Kendall Jenner was following in the footsteps of her culture appropriating family Beyonc was dropping a long-awaited tribute love song on TIDAL.
Beyonc had to be added into the conversation, because well, why not?
Some wonderedif similar outcry would happen ifBeyonc were the one in thePepsi ad.
Others think she should be held accountable because of her 15-year long relationship with the brand.
Sigh. Sometimes I wish Beyonc wouldstart handing out clap backs on Insta like
Since she wont, Ill provide some clarity
Beyonc already did her Pepsi ads and they werent problematic AF.
We dont have to wonder what if Beyonc did a Pepsi commercial; shes done a handful. None of them wereracist or exclusionary. None bit off of anyblack political movements.
The pop star also hasa history of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Kendall Jenner does not.
She has uplifted parentswho lost children to police violence on multiple occasions and pushed for the victims justice using her platform online.
The singer also has multiple artistic endeavors under her belt that challenge injustices against black people the most obvious ones being her 2016 Black Panther-themed Super Bowl performance and the visual album, .
The woman sat on top of a damn sinking police car in the middle of New Orleans to challenge government negligence during Hurricane Katrina, police brutality and the exclusion of black women all in one.
When it comes to activism and/or artivism, Beyonc and Kendall Jenner arent the least bit comparable.
Also, be clear: The commercial is still trash if you replace Kendall with Beyonc.
It doesnt matter who offered soda to the officer; it still waters downthe Black Lives Matter movementwith the message that such a simple move can fix the racialized police brutalitygoing on in this country.
Throwing Beyonc in this debacle says a lot about how our society views black women.
Awhite woman and a big brandare responsible for aterribly insensitive and disrespectful video that blatantly black women (frontrunners and creators of the Black Lives Matter organization) and exploits an entire movement yet a black woman who is entirely uninvolved is still being thrown into themix.
Thisisnt the only instance ofblack women being blamed for some bullshit.
Black women were accused of being the reason for Nate Parkers film, Birth Of A Nation, flopping instead of Nate Parker who mishandled conversations about his rape case.
We were also charged with dividing Januarys womens march. Forget the fact that women of color helped organize the thing, and thedistance white feminists created that inspired many black women to still sit it out.
Moral of the story: A black woman can be in a forest feeding unicorns while reciting Warsan Shireand still, people will find a way to make her responsible for any and everything.
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