Tina Knowles-Lawson, the esteemed mother of global icon Beyoncé, recently took to Instagram to address the unwarranted criticism surrounding her daughter’s appearance at the premiere of “Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé.” Despite Beyoncé’s immense fan base, some online commenters took issue with the singer’s choice of attire, accusing her of attempting to portray a lighter skin tone.
The event, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California, garnered attention as Vogue’s images from the star-studded affair spread across social media. Detractors claimed that Beyoncé’s choice of a silver-themed ensemble was an attempt to appear light-skinned, sparking a wave of negative comments.
In response to the criticism, Tina Knowles-Lawson passionately defended her daughter in an Instagram post. She shared a video montage featuring disparaging comments and expressed her frustration with the baseless accusations.
Knowles-Lawson clarified that the silver-themed look, including silver hair and attire, was a fashion statement in line with the film’s theme, “Renaissance.” She addressed the misguided allegations of skin-lightening and accused some individuals of perpetuating hate and jealousy.
Highlighting an incident where a white woman reached out to Beyoncé’s hairstylist to inquire about the accusations, Knowles-Lawson condemned the entitlement behind such actions. She emphasized that Beyoncé, who consistently works hard and supports marginalized communities, deserves celebration rather than unwarranted criticism.
Despite Beyoncé’s radiant appearance at the premiere, some internet commenters suggested that she looked different, with comparisons to Kim Kardashian and assertions that she appeared lighter than before. Tina Knowles-Lawson, however, dismissed these claims, pointing out that the silver-themed look was a deliberate fashion choice and not an attempt to alter her skin tone.
While a few fans defended Beyoncé, explaining that her appearance was consistent with her natural skin color and knowledge of beauty practices, others continued to perpetuate unfounded speculations.
Tina Knowles-Lawson concluded her post by expressing her frustration and asserting her support for her daughter, urging critics to focus on celebrating success rather than perpetuating baseless rumors.