As many of you are already aware, Beyoncé has been accused of lip-syncing at President Barack Obama’s inauguration last week.
This definitely surprised me. I’m not a very effervescent Beyoncé fan, however, I definitely feel the regality and majesty with which Beyoncé presents herself and creates her music. Beyoncé’s image, unlike pop icon Britney Spears and infamous Milli Vanilli (both previous offenders of lip-syncing), is a rock solid one.
There have been many mixed opinions in regard to this scandal. Many people are infuriated, deeming her run with lip-syncing unacceptable and worthy of a public apology. On the other hand, people are cutting her slack due to the fact that she knowingly had a cold and sore throat and was bearing the frigid weather, as noted in the video above. Moreover, Beyoncé feels she did not have the proper time to rehearse. As argued in this video, Beyoncé, in a way, did push through and fulfill her duties on that emotional day dedicated to the president.
I’m not too sure how I feel about this occurrence. I feel that if it were any other celebrity-be it Justin Bieber, Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, the criticism and public disapproval would be flying in from every direction. Are the people who are letting this scandal slide doing so because they feel Beyoncé had legitimate reasons for lip-syncing? Or are they doing so because they refuse to have their perfect image of this great musical icon tainted?
What are your thoughts? Was this a small blip in the world of Beyoncé’s career or could it have devastating and lasting effects like it has for previous stars? Does this bad move made my Beyoncé land her on the infamous list of “icon gone lip-syncer”?