Not everyone thinks Beyoncé is an idol. Though the singer is adored by millions of fans around the globe, one woman does not think Beyoncé does enough to empower young black women.
According to Dish Nation, an insider said that actress Kerry Washington “hates how Beyoncé relies on her body and sexual innuendo to sell records.” Beyoncé has certainly been increasing the sexual appeal as of late, wearing extremely provocative outfits for her current “On the Run” tour.
“Kerry thinks Beyoncé should spend less time shaking her booty and more time pushing other agendas, like the value of education and healthy eating, as well as promoting book reading.”
In addition, Washington also reportedly disagrees with Beyoncé’s decision to stand by Jay Z after he allegedly cheated on her with a number of women, including protégés Rita Ora and Rihanna.
The source said, “To Kerry, it seems like Beyoncé is sending a message to young women that standing by your man, even if he cheats on you, is perfectly acceptable. While Kerry’s peers, like Beyoncé, exploit themselves for career advancement, she’s happy to keep her private life under wraps and let her talent do the talking. Kerry wishes Beyoncé would do the same.”
Washington is not the only person to slam Beyoncé in recent months. In March, Fox news host Bill O’Reilly claimed Beyoncé is not a good role model for young girls. "She puts out a new album with a video that glorifies having sex in the back of a limousine. Teenage girls look up to Beyoncé, particularly girls of color. … Why on earth would this woman do that?" he asked, referring to her sexualized music video, “Partition.”
"Why would she do it when she knows the devastation that unwanted pregnancies … and fractured families—why would Beyoncé do that? I believe an entertainer like Beyoncé has an obligation to protect children,” he added. “Not put out exploitative garbage that you know harms impressionable children. I think Beyoncé, what she has done here is inexplicable.”