I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I saw someone tweet this video out with the caption “When you recognize your own name as a compliment.” Naturally I was intrigued and watched the very short clip of Whoopi Goldberg saying “You are Beyoncé” and Beyoncé simply nodding her head and saying “Thank you.”
I thought the clip was hysterical, but I wasn’t quite sure Beyoncé really is that self-absorbed. I know a lot of people who claim Beyoncé is Queen of the World and put her on a high pedestal, but anytime I see an interview with Beyoncé she just doesn’t seem that much of a diva.
So I went looking for the entirety of the interview, and it’s hilarious how way out of context the clip above was taken. What we don’t see is Whoopi commending Beyoncé for being confident in her body and letting people know it’s okay to be who they are and accepting their different body types (starts around 5:58 in clip below):
I guess the lesson for today is not to judge something until you know the full story. It’s a shame, though, that the media today can take clips and warp them to tell a completely different story.