DISCLAIMER: Before you start commenting angrily, yes I do realize that it’s up to you who you choose to hate. You’re allowed to hate all sorts of wonderful things. You’re even allowed to hate Nutella and puppies, if you really insist. But I think you’d probably be wrong to hate Beyoncé and here’s why…
10. The rumors are absurd
If you hate Beyoncé because you’ve bought into the ridiculous rumors about her diva-like attitude, look who’s talking. Can you say with 100% certainty that you’ve never had your own diva episode? Also, most people who believe that she and Jay-Z are paid members of the Illuminati, also believe that she faked her own pregnancy. If you’re going to pick a reason to hate Bey, at least pick one that actually makes sense.
9. She’s a good example
At the age of 32, Beyoncé has been one of the world’s most famous women for half of her life. Yet, she’s never gone off the rails, shaved her head in a fit, lost her cool in public, or made a scene on national television. There are very few female singers today who have become successful on the back of genuine talent, hard work, and graciousness.
8. She’s nice
I’ve never met Beyoncé (though, it remains a lifelong ambition, obviously), but I know a lot of people (through the Internet) who have met her and by all accounts, she’s a lovely person. Remember Kid President? This YouTube sensation loves her. You should look up his interview with her. It’s adorable.
7. She’s private
Beyonce is one of the few entertainment industry figures who doesn’t feel the need to constantly tell the world about her private life. She and Jay-Z keep the world guessing about their relationship. The couple has remained admirably private for the past 10 years.
6. She can dance
5. Her booty
A booty like Beyoncé’s is reason enough in itself not to hate someone. Even bootylicious is a word recognized by the “Oxford English Dictionary.”
Beyoncé is not painfully thin. Her weight does not fluctuate. She does not advocate dieting, or tell young girls they should be a size zero with two halves of a cantaloupe surgically attached to their chest. She has ‘jelly’ and she doesn’t think you’re ready for it. The Beyoncé body is about being healthy, natural and strong. Again, what a good example.
4. She is a huuuuge women’s right advocate
“You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do. I don’t understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat? I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.” –Beyoncé
3. She can sing
She really can. Her style might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the truth is that no other contemporary singer comes close to her power and technical abilities. She takes her craft seriously and has the lung capacity of a baby killer whale. I for one, would rather listen to her than old guys muttering their way through Nickelback arrangements any day.
2. Even iTunes couldn’t “handle this”
She released her latest album WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION.
The 14-song collection, which is self-titled, caused iTunes to temporarily crash as fans rushed to download it, in between excitedly tweeting about the news – leading to the singer’s names trending worldwide. There is a reason why she is called the “Queen.”
1. She is changing the world
Beyonce founded and actively participates in seven foundations that benefit people all over the world. She doesn’t hesitate to offer financial support when natural disasters strike all over the world. She is committed to supporting the girls of GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services), Beyonce dedicates her time to interact with the girls and using her voice to bring awareness to sex trafficking that victimize between 100,000 and 300,000 American children and teens each year. She graciously gives her time to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation in its mission to bring joy into the lives of wish kids and their families.