Beyonce Bad Choice For #BanBossy PSA – She’s Too Bossy!

Beyonce Bad Choice For #BanBossy PSA - She's Too Bossy!

I don’t know about you, but I find it a bit difficult to digest Beyonce’s comments on and support of #BanBossy, where the singer—who was recently a half-naked stripper in her latest music video—wants girls to ban the word “bossy” and encourages them to be leaders through a Public Service Announcement. I mean, I applaud her efforts to encourage young girls to become strong leaders, but really, Bey, when you are half-naked gyrating on a pole or humping the floor, how serious do you want young girls to take you and the so-called “wisdom” you share?

Perhaps it is the lyrics that stick in my mind. You know, Bey, your song, “Bow Down.” Perhaps you’ve forgotten, so let me remind you.

[From Verse 1]

I know when you were little girls

You dreamt of being in my world

Don’t forget it, don’t forget it

Respect that, bow down bitches

[From Verse 2]

I heard your boo was talking lip

I told my crew to smack that trick

Smack that trick, smack that trick

Guess what they did, smack that trick

So, Beyonce, or Ms. Queen B, are the little girls in the first verse (the ones you tell to “bow down bitches”) the same girls you are preaching to when you tell them to be strong leaders and ban the word “bossy” – how about banning the words “bow down bitches” from your own vocabulary first. This is one of those times when you have someone else support a cause on your behalf, because whether it is an act or not, your music and stage presence do not allow you to be portrayed in the light you should be when lecturing young girls on things like respect. While we’re talking about words, perhaps you should research the word “hypocrite.”

Selecting Beyonce for this Public Service Announcement is satire at its best. There are so many amazing, strong women that can offer a more genuine plea for young girls to use their minds and inner strength to become the next leaders. The fact that Beyonce is adored by many, that the POTUS wishes he was Jay-Z, and that she’s sold millions of records, does not make her a spokesperson for young girls. Too bad the PSA overlooked so many educated, strong, classy women. Duchess Kate, Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook), Indra Nooyi (CEO, PepsiCo), Meg Whitman (CEO, Hewlett-Packard), or Ursula Burns (Chairman and CEO Xerox). You know…the women who are in a true “leadership” position they earned from hard work, education, and moving up (not up and down…).

Hopefully these young women have better role models at home, because if society now is desperate enough to feature someone who sings “Bow Down Bitch” as the new role model for young girls, I think we are in some serious trouble. Weigh in CDLers. Even those of you who love Beyonce…do you think she is the right person to support the ban on the word “bossy?”

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  • sam my

    Omg shutup! You know how stupid you sound? Judging someone you don’t know, based off music videos and lyrics. Writing like this is why you’ll always be nothing more than trash. Least beyonce isn’t some miserable, lonely, pathetic, sad human being sitting at home judging and HATING on someone for what they’re doing, unlike you. Instead of supporting a good cause, you take something positive to be negative. You SINGLE her out and try to tear her down and seem as she’s some worthless human being. Your ignorance is evident, stop being jealous of someone doing something with their lives and trying to make a good change, and try to doing something productive with yours.

  • S. Wallace

    Absolutely! Beyonce has that much power where she can go to singing and dancing provocatively to empowering girls to be leaders.. Its not like she was in a scandal.. Men have done worse and have supported worse causes without being labeled and Beyonce can and is doing the same with great taste and class.. Very disappointed in the article

  • bob

    I coudn’t agree more.Beyonce is full of shit.Like most celebrities the is hypocracy.Especially along the lines of being good vs bad.The is a promotion of bad girl attitude and mentality along side morality for campaigns.the comments by sam that you don’t know beyonce is completely stupid.We do know these people by what they express to us in public specially interviews idiot,you don’t have to live with them.The most one can take from Beyonce is she is complicated like most human beings not without fault.

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