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Tina Knowles addresses bleaching accusations following Beyonce's Renaissance look


 Beyoncé's Renaissance premiere look. (Courtesy)

Tina Knowles, the mother of global music sensation Beyoncé, recently took to Instagram to launch a defense against critics accusing her daughter of wanting to be white. 

The controversy ignited when Beyoncé, known for her ever-evolving and trendsetting style, debuted a striking platinum blonde hairdo at the premiere of her tour documentary, "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé."

In an Instagram post dated Nov. 28, Knowles expressed her frustration with what she termed "stupid ignorant self-hating racist statements" circulating about Beyoncé's appearance. 

The post delved into a specific incident involving a white woman from TMZ who reached out to Beyoncé's hairstylist, Neal, seeking a statement about the accusations.

 "Well that made my blood boil," Knowles wrote, expressing her frustration at the woman feeling entitled to discuss Beyoncé's blackness.

Broadening her scope, Knowles directed her disappointment at certain Black individuals on social media, whom she referred to as "bozos." She criticized them for perpetuating false narratives and emphasized her shock at their apparent ignorance of the historical presence of platinum hair among black celebrities, dating back to the days of Etta James.

Setting the record straight, Knowles clarified that Beyoncé's choice of silver hair was in harmony with the theme of her documentary, "the renaissance." 

She dismissed the accusations as baseless and highlighted the fashion element, stating, "Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement, clown. ALIEN Superstar duh!"

"I am sick and tired of people attacking her," Knowles declared, defending Beyoncé's work ethic, talent, and resilience. She directly addressed the critics, accusing them of jealousy, racism, sexism, and perpetuating double standards. 

Knowles stressed that Beyoncé consistently uplifts and promotes black women and underdogs. The frustration in her tone was palpable as she declared, "I am fed up! This girl minds her own business. She helps people whenever she can. She lifts up & promotes black women and underdogs at all times."

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