Tina Knowles Checks Haters After Claims Of Beyoncé Bleaching Skin

Tina Knowles Checks Haters After Claims Of Beyoncé Bleaching Skin

Tina Knowles took to Instagram to defend her daughter Beyoncé against claims that she bleached her skin for the "Renaissance" concert film premiere in Los Angeles.

Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé, is checking the haters after accusations that her eldest daughter bleached her skin for the Renaissance concert film premiere on Nov. 25.

After Beyoncé unveiled her chromatic look for the Los Angeles premiere for Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé, some social media users quickly stated that her silvery attire, with matching platinum hair, washed out her skin tone. Some even claimed the 42-year-old was bleaching her skin to make it appear whiter.

The accusations frustrated Ms. Knowles to the point of her condemning the claim. On Nov. 28, the 69-year-old shared her thoughts on the matter on Instagram. She wrote a lengthy caption defending her daughter from the “self-hating, racist” statements, alongside a video playing Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl.”

“Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid, ignorant self, hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white,” Knowles began her message. “She does a film called The Renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire, and you bozos decide that she’s trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?”

The grandmother of six continued, “How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy? Duh, she wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement clown. I am sick and tired of people attacking her. Every time she does something that she works her ass off for, and is a statement of her work ethic, talent and resilience. Here, you sad little haters, come out the woodwork. Jealousy and racism, sexism, double standards, you perpetuate those things.”

While addressing that a white female reporter from TMZ asked Beyonce’s hairstylist to comment on the matter, in addition to noting that Black singers in the past, such as Etta James, have also worn platinum hair, Knowles emphasized that Beyoncé “lifts up and promotes” Black women in her work.

“Instead of celebrating a sister or just ignoring if you don’t like her… I am sick of you losers,” Knowles wrote. “I know that she is going to be pissed at me for doing this, but I am fed up! This girl minds her own business. She helps people whenever she can. She lifts up and promotes black women and underdogs at all times.”

Tired of her daughter’s frequent criticism by the public, the video also detailed that Beyonce is a brown-skinned girl and a “[brown-skinned] girl’s voice” in her artistry.