I find so much humor in the opposing views of the world. Sunday night was “Super Bowl Sunday”. My Facebook feed was filled with comments about football, food, commercials and Downton Abbey…oh, and Beyonce.
Some people are all about the football, some all about another reason to party, some about the half time show. Americans have a million reasons to watch the Super Bowl.
Apparently (I say apparently because I didn’t watch any of it), Beyonce put on a good show but was rather indecent about it. As I scrolled through my Facebook feed, there were 3 camps of responses.
1. Oh, Beyonce! You’re my role model. I just love you! Let me buy all your albums. Oh, wait! I already have them, even the Destiny’s Child ones! Loooooooooove You!
2. Pretty good show, but come on, “put some clothes on!” — ghetto — I didn’t know we were at a strip club….”Did I miss the, parents cover your children’s eyes” warning?
3. “Good job Beyonce, but why you gotta overshadow Kelly and Michelle?”
My response to all of this is: First of all, I like Beyonce, but she shouldn’t be anyone’s role model.
Second, it’s the Super Bowl halftime show! It’s meant to be bold, it’s meant to shock! Everyone forget Janet Jackson?
Third, it’s show business. We regular people say that we would be loyal and true to our roots, but come on! We don’t know what we would do until we are in that situation. Plus, we don’t know, maybe the rest of Destiny’s Child wanted to take a step back. If America had stayed true to there love of the group, she wouldn’t have been able to step out by herself. And, the others have released solo records, but don’t have the following that B has. That’s not her fault!
I’m so tired of people bending over backwards to sing those, “somebody done somebody wrong” songs! I guess that is the point of this post. We don’t know the details of what happened and don’t have a right to judge, yet we do. In every situation, we can find injustice. In every situation, we can find a victim. We may even be in a situation where we feel like we are the victim. But, guess what? We made the choices to get into the situation. No matter wager happens, we made choices that led us to that point
At some point in our lives, we have to take responsibility for our own actions. We have to have the strength to move past injustice and live our lives to the best of our ability.
I want you all to remember, no matter your sex, race, or religion, that the world is not out to get you. By bringing attention to our differences, we encourage injustice and discrimination. The only person who owes us anything is ourselves. Remember that and you will get where you want to be.