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‘Who Raised Her?’: Tina Lawson Gathers a Social Media Troll Who Comes for her ‘Corny Joke,’ Fans Jump In

Miss Tina Lawson clearly isn’t in the mood for critics coming on her social media pages.

The mother of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles had a few words for a non-fan. Lawson took to Instagram on Thursday to tell her two million fans her famous corny joke. With her sandy brown ringlets and bangs, she posted a video in which she said, “So did you hear about the corduroy pillows? Yeah, they’re making headlines. Headlines in your head when you lay on it, you know.”

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Tina Lawson @mstinalawson/Instagram

One naysayer slapped down Mrs. Lawson’s joke and commented underneath, “Girl, take them bangs and disappear with your daughter and grandchildren for a little while. We don’t need this right now.”

In a now-deleted response, the fashion designer fired back, “first of all I am not a girl. So try to conjure up a little respect and secondly if you don’t need it then get off my page and go where you like what you see. With love ❤️❤️”

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Social media users commended Mrs. Lawson for hitting back at critics.

“The internet makes people so brave. Y’all would not be disrespecting these people to their faces like y’all do behind a screen 🙄🤦🏽‍♀️”

“Don’t disrespect Ms. Tina! We could all use a corny joke right now!”

“people love to tell other people what to do with they life 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 but they life be in shambles”

“Soooooo there is no respect for our elders?! Good job ms Tina! “Girl” you can tell she don’t have respect for her mom. Who raised her? 🤷🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️”

“Well seasoned clap back #class.👏🏽👏🏽Mama Tina said don’t play on her page 😩”

“People be keyboard thugging so heavy. In real life they softer than marshmallows on a pillow. Period. 💗 Don’t ever try MsTina like that tf.”

Lawson posted another “Corny Joke time” video on Wednesday, March 18 to help everyone get through the current pandemic. She wrote in her caption, “I know it’s corny but even if you get a little chuckle, it is worth it at this time. We must keep our sense of humor and stick together love you all be safe.”

Tina Lawson
Los Angeles, Calif. – June 23 (L-R) Designer Tina Knowles, recording artist Solange Knowles and recording artist Beyoncé Knowles attend recording artist Solange Knowles’ birthday party, held at a private residence on June 23, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Geffen Records)

Although Beyoncé and Solange didn’t comment on the clip, the girls’ family friend Kelly Rowland did and she wrote, “We need this Ma!! 🤣🤣”

Other fans thanked Mrs. Lawson for keeping the jokes light amid the crisis.

“Thanks for lightening it up! Need that. ⚡️”

“Thank you momma Tina ❤️ the world needs your corny jokes”

“Thank you!!! We needed your corny jokes!!! ❤️ We love you!”

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