Breaking the Cycle: Tina Knowles' Bold Stand Against Cyberbullying


Nov. 7 2023, Updated 10:28 p.m. ET

Tina Knowles is a truth seeker.

A fashion designer, entrepreneur, advocate, and mama to two superstars, she stands for everything she believes in. She's had her fair share of negative criticism against her daughter Beyoncé but when it comes to false narratives displayed to her family, she's had enough.

A recent photo went viral of Beyoncé at her film's movie premiere, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. The picture that caused controversy shows the singer with platinum blonde hair in a silver gown.

Some took to the internet to say her skin was "bleached" and she was trying to look like a "white woman." Tina set the internet ablaze with an Instagram post to combat criticism and stick up for her daughter.

Tina Knowles Calls Out Colorism and Cyberbullying

Social media has made it easier to stand behind a screen and point and judge others. However, enough was enough for Tina, especially when it came to colorism.

Tina clapped back at trolls, writing, "How sad is it that some of her people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy."

She goes on to confirm that it was a fashion statement and that Queen Bey was not bleaching her skin.

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Beyoncé and other artists with a lighter skin tone know these comments all too well.

The constant change of photos, makeup, lighting, and tanning can make artists appear different than how they naturally look.

Colorism is a sensitive topic to be brought up and discussed, but Tina's post proves that it is a problem in the community.

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It brought up a few questions for me. In the state of social media today, can celebrities be deemed as human? Or does society constantly uphold them to a standard where a single post with or without context gives them no room for error?"

It makes you think how much aesthetics play into deeply rooted wounds that others project.

Tina Proves the Importance of Addressing Negativity

People can take a page out of Tina Knowles' book when standing against harmful criticism.

One might say she stood up against the "self-hate" in the community. Knocking down assumptions to stop the consistent cycle may prove to be efficient.

Addressing negative comments on social media will help to control the narrative. Trolls can come back, but it never sticks if you stand in your power.

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Whichever way you look at things, if you can stand up for everyone, it will shift the course of direction.

Trolls Beware.

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