Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles has apologized to Jennifer Hudson after social media users criticized her for liking a comment about the Oscar winner’s poor vocals.
Knowles made the mistake on a Beyoncé fan page featuring a video of Hudson and Bey’s 2007 Academy Awards performance. One commenter wrote that JHud “sounds horrible” and social media lit up after Knowles liked the diss, according to the Daily Mail.
On Dec. 28, Knowles took to Instagram to clear up the confusion over the matter declaring her adoration for Hudson.
“I’ve known Jennifer Hudson for many years and have totally been in admiration of her talent and beauty and kindness.” Knowles, who is also the mother of singer Solange, said in a lengthy comment. “I would never ever say anything negative about her or agree with anything negative!”
The 62-year-old also shared her famous daughters have warned her about accidentally tapping the wrong buttons online, noting she isn’t that good with apps.
“Somehow, maybe I touched a button but the truth is, I was on my Instagram and someone commented on Beyoncé [positive, by the way,” Knowles explained. “And I went to look at their site and saw some good videos and performances of Beyoncé. I came across the video of her and Jennifer, which I totally enjoyed, and I was looking at them I didn’t even look at the comments or what people were saying till just now. And I absolutely would not have touched a like or dislike on one of these sites.”
Knowles said she made the mistake of accidentally liking the negative comment and noted, “I don’t remember doing [it].”
“I really apologize. I totally love and admire you,” she said before adding, “I will be taking a break from social media as this is the bad side of it. There are people who make their living off of negativity.”
Because of Knowles’ apology, the account hosting the Oscars performance clip has now closed the comments and acknowledged the famous mom’s liking of the comment was not done on purpose.
Meanwhile, it seemed Jennifer Hudson heard about the snafu and her Dec. 30 Instagram post indicated she planned to ban negativity in 2017.