Social media have been filled with news of Rachel Roy as the “Becky” that Beyonce may have been referring to in her song “Sorry” from her new album “Lemonade.” However, some of the singer’s avid fans have taken their anger out on TV chef Rachael Ray, who has been mistaken as Roy.
TV host and chef Ray has been a victim of online bullying over misdirected attacks sent by furious Beyonce fans. The former Destiny’s Child singer recently released her sixth album, “Lemonade.” One of the tracks in the new album, titled “Sorry,” featured the story of a cheating lover which some fans considered Beyonce’s musical depiction of Jay-Z’s alleged affair. A line in the song mentioned a “Becky with the good hair.” Speculation on the identity of “Becky” soon became hot news, with some fans thinking of fashion designer Roy, who reportedly was close friends with Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z.
However, some of Beyonce’s fans mistakenly thought that TV chef Ray was the same as fashion designer Roy. Many loyal fans posted lemon emojis and hateful comments on the TV personality’s social media accounts, E!News reported. A screenshot of Ray’s Instagram post of a delicious looking burger snapshot showed the comments section flooded with bright yellow lemons and several bee emojis.
This led to the TV chef’s followers defending Ray on social media, who began pointing out on Twitter and Instagram that Rachael Ray was not Rachel Roy. A few even asked offenders to apologize to Ray over the hateful comments, as well as the lemon & bees emoji posts. Instagram user justtaetae235 commented, “Beehive please apologize. We got the wrong person, its Rachael Roy not Ray!!!”
Most of the negative comments in the TV chef’s Instagram account also appear to have been deleted. Comments visible on the same Instagram post that featured Ray’s snapshot of a burger don't have lemon emojis any more.
Beyonce and Ray’s representatives have yet to comment on the news.