The Superbowl was a historic night for black women as Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé performed throughout the highly-televised event. After the game, Beyoncé, who headlined the halftime show, posted a note congratulating the ladies, acknowledging the significance of a roster full of black women and epitomizing sisterhood and unity.
But unfortunately, not everyone was feeling the positive vibes. Keyshia Cole posted a critical message about the halftime show, specifically Michelle Williams’ performance, that rubbed many the wrong way. She tweeted via Necole Bitchie:
Her tweet immediately spawned a firestorm of responses, including many who thought her post was in bad taste. They argued that even if Keyshia didn’t love Michelle Williams’ performance, she should have respected Michelle as a fellow artist and refrained from attacking her on a public platform. And a former negative remark from Michelle during one of her performances was no reason to retaliate in an equally disrespectful manner.
Others felt it’s unfair to hold celebrities to a higher standard than we would everyday people or even bloggers (some remarked that if Kid Fury or Funky Dineva posted the same message, we all would’ve laughed).