Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Beyoncé Shaming

You know those inspirational quotes that pop up everywhere? The ones that are meant to make you feel good about yourself and inspire you to be a better version of YOU?

Have you ever seen one of those and thought, oh do kindly fuck off?

Hang on, I think I have an inspirational quote for just this moment.

Well anyway, I keep seeing something that I am sure is meant to be inspirational but yet instead it boils my piss to nigh on the same temperature as the temper of a guest on Benefit Street, The Debate.

It's this one.

Oh kindly, fu.... Hang on.

Firstly, see above.

Secondly, why are you Beyoncé shaming me? Even Beyoncé doesn't have the same hours in the day as Beyoncé! It takes a team of people to get that shit done. Telling me I should look at Beyoncé and aspire to be like her and get more done isn't going to inspire me, it's going to retire me, to an early grave.

But if you want to give me a huge bank account, a hugely successful husband, a management team, stylists, make up artists, a PA, throw in a lot of freebies, oh and take away a couple of the kids I already have, I'll give it a go. I can't promise I will make a hugely successful album but I bet it would make whatever I was trying to do, a damn sight easier than it is now.

Don't compare yourself, or others, to Beyoncé, we all have 24 hours in a day. And we all strive our HARDEST to be the best we can be. 

For some, just making it through to the end of the day without crying, or hurting themselves in one way or another is a HUGE achievement. Does that make them less than Beyoncé? I think not. 

Don't tell me I have the same number of hours in a day as Beyoncé and think for one second that I am not working my ARSE off as hard as she, OR ANYONE ELSE, is. 

Don't say it in a way that makes it seem as if I haven't achieved ANYTHING. Trust me, I have. 

And don't use Beyoncé to shame me, or anyone else. 

I am not Beyoncé, I am Kellie, 

And I am the best Kellie that I can be.

How about you?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x n


  1. You're like best Kellie I know. Screw the "inspirational quote" pages, I reckon they are run by 13 eyear olds using Mummies laptop. ;-)

  2. I am guilty of posting this but you are so right, beyonce doesnt have as many hours in the day as beyonce

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  4. YES! I have been thinking the exact same thing for ages. I'm sick of people thinking Beyonce is so darn successful because she is highly productive. Like she does it on her own? Hell no, any celeb or famous artist out there is successful because of the team around them. Sure, she has a nice voice. But remember, she's had management since she was 11 years old! She didn't do any of that on her own. I have no doubt she works hard - good for her. But that quote is damn misleading it's unreal.

  5. Not a big Beyoncé fan. Fed up of her faux feminist ideals when she has a misogynistic husband whom she supports. Not a good role model at all.

  6. Give her my life at the moment (newborn kid without the help as well as running a household), lets see how she'll cope with milk reflux over her designer gear and 3 hours sleep. Might give me a chance to drink a hot cup of tea for a change.

  7. FAB post, I'm totally with you on this one!!


  8. This post! Thanks so much for this popping up in my Bloglovin just as I needed it!

  9. Bloody LOVE this blog post. That is all.

  10. I so agree with this. I was just posting about this on my FB page. How deluded is this sort of BS?


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