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No one enjoys seeing popular black women go after each other in public, but disagreements occur all the time. Now, Belle Hooks is putting her hooks into Beyonce and the criticism has been pretty ugly.
Hooks is a respected feminist and has an understanding of this ideology better than most. Beyonce didn’t go to college and once wrote an open letter in which she told Michelle Obama that “you are a beautiful women.” Does this mean that Hooks’ criticism is one that Beyonce should listen to or does she have enough money to pay her no mind?
Beyonce is smart enough to have millions of loyal followers who love her to the ends of the earth. Maybe that”ll be enough for her to send Belle Hooks and her criticism packing.
In so far as unabashed criticism of white male patriarchy goes, writer and scholar bell hooks has never been one to mince words. Still her remarks about Beyoncé at the “Are You Still a Slave” discussion hosted by the New School in New York City has raised some eyebrows.
Activist Janet Mock, filmmaker Shola Lynch and author Marci Blackman were a part of the discussion as well when it transitioned to the topic of Beyoncé.
Ever since Beyoncé co-opted parts of a speech by feminist novelist Chimamanda Adichie for one of the songs on her album, a controversy has been brewing over whether Beyoncé qualifies as a feminist icon or whether her music and representations are the antithesis of feminism.