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Beyonce Accused Of Racism For Congratulating Gymnast

Beyonce is hit with criticism after congratulating Gabby Douglas on her Olympic gold medal. Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland dismisses Destiny’s Child reunion despite what papa Knowles hinted to last month.

On Tuesday afternoon Kelly Rowland was busy promoting her latest endorsement, a special edition TW Steel watch in New York when she asked about a Destiny’s Child reunion, “We have a good time together and I think that’s the most important thing. We don’t want to scratch each other’s eyes out; we love each other too much.”

In the same breathe Kelly sort of left room for a possible reunion…if the ladies felt like it. “If [reuniting is] something that we would want to do, you know, [we would do it] but in the meantime we’re just enjoying each other’s friendship. That’s the greatest gift of Destiny’s Child.”

Indeed. Meanwhile her ‘sister’ Beyonce is receiving some backlash for congratulating Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas. The 16-year old gymnast became the first African American to win the most coveted medal in the sport, the individual all-around.

Beyonce’s note read: “A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas – WOW – what a thrill to watch you take this Gold!  – enjoy this moment, its yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B”

In true fashion, the comments came flying and they weren’t good.

A commenter by the name of “what” wrote, “since there is really no effort involved in blogging why didn’t she congratulate all of the other gold medal winners from the USA? oh yeah they have all been white”

Ginny added, “Wow just say congrats to the black girl always knew mrs jay z was racist”

jenni12 added, “beyonce is frickin racist…she didnt care to congrat anybody else or even the girls as a team..just the one black girl..cant stand that beotch”

It’s important to note that Gabby received congratulations from several other celebrities including Justin Bieber, Oprah, Lady Gaga and several others. Gabby has made it known that’s she’s a fan of Beyonce, after the celebs get wind they usually send out a message. And even if Beyonce was congratulating Gabby because of her achievements as a young black woman – bravo! The bigger concern should be why it has taken so long for an African American to win since the sport’s 1986 1896 debut in the Olympics.

Gabby’s response? “WOW such an AMAZING experience! Thank you all for your support, love and prayers love you all!!! #oncloud9”

What do you make of Beyonce’s critics?

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14 thoughts on “Beyonce Accused Of Racism For Congratulating Gymnast

  1. Karl Clark says:

    To all those demeaning Mrs. B for her comments…get a life.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anytime a young lady who is black, hispanic, Filipino, etc… wins anything in America there is going to be a celebration. Not to speak for Bey, but I doubt she did that to slight the other gymnast regardless to their color. Gabby mentioned that Bey was her favorite celebrity, so no doubt Bey heard about it and wanted to make sure whe acknowledged her.

  3. Jason Warren says:

    africans cant be racist only so called whites have created that system of white suprmacy racism. the accuser cant even define racism. Racism (white supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action, and emotional response, as conducted, simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet Earth – a planet upon which the vast and overwhelming majority of people are classified as nonwhite (black, brown, red and yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people.

  4. Joe Goss says:

    I think the date you are looking for is 1896, not 1986.

  5. Doug Dunn says:


  6. You get 10 out of 10 for spelling & grammar but you are a racist for generalizing whites. I have been the victim of black on white racism growing up & i have seen white on black racism aswell.. all in all there are some assholes in this world & you are making your self in to one with lazy ignorant comments like that.

  7. Alun Williams says:

    Beyonce has every right to exercise her racist feelings. we never see or hear any of these dumb idiots criticising her now show up to criticise white racists.
    Me, I am a racist. I absolutely know for a fact I am greater than any person of another race, or any race, period. I am fully awake and enlightened, and not some deceived, lost ghetto-trapped person. My ancestral folks owned and sold white slaves as well as black slaves, and not everything about slave trade is completely bad. If legalised again, there are aspects of slave trade I would put a fantastic business model to, knowing that slaves from certain european races will exchange for more money.
    all my latino and white friends know me for having racist views and they accept it.

  8. Vaness Hilaire says:

    Do they have the right to say we are racism or not?
    After all that? RIP Trayvon and all the others.
    It's much demand for blacks, to love whites.

  9. Naomi Amudala Haqq says:

    If it were true that this event was added in 1986 (and this is NOT true), it means that a total of 7 gymnasts would have had the opportunity to win the all-around title. There are millions of little gymnasts around the planet who are striving to become an Olympic gymnast. It is not at all strange that just one African-American has earned the title.

    But hooray for Gabby! Not because of her race, but because of her amazing skills and her wonderful personality. Go Gabby!

  10. Jeff Smith says:

    This is lame, congratulating someone for their efforts isn't racist. Team U.S.A. won over 100 medals, is she supposed to name everyone who participated? And why is it racist? When did she say white athletes suck?

  11. Maybe she just doesn't like swimming. Or archery.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Double standard!! After Beyoncé sang at the Super Bowl she said "What a proud day for African American women. If Brittney Spears sang, and said what a proud day for white women, black people would go nuts!! Always a double standard with black people. Affirmitive Action is racist!! The fact that in this day and age your race needs a plan that gives them a leap frog over a more qualified applicant tells me how pathetic your race really is. Hey Warren let's talk about how 78% of African American homes with kids do not have a father living at home!! Talk about how 58% of black men with kids have kids with multiple women. I am sure you are part of the statistic. Your race uses racism as an excuse not to prosper. Your limited minded race won't talk about that. You are a clown!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I am a total racist to. The black men plant their seed and then walk away from there responsibility. If black people went back to Africa I think the work force in America would flourish. Amazing stat. 78% of African American homes with kids do not have a father living at home. 58 % of black men in America with kids have kids with multiple women and you wonder why we hate your race. Always a double standard with black people. The biggest murder rate among blacks in America is caused by another black person. Beyoncé said it is a proud day for black women after she sang at the super bowl. If Britney Spears said it was a proud day for white people, blacks would go ape shit!! Your race needs racism as an excuse not to prosper, because without the race card your race is exposed as totally dysfunctional

  14. Jay Lamine says:

    We know that Beyonce has had her BLACK RACIST moments but this wasn't one of them, not congratulating Gabby Douglas, that is preposterous!

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