Beyoncé has long been associated with female-geared anthems like “Bills Bills Bills,” Say My Name,” and “Independent Woman.”
Yet according to E!, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, Queen Bey is nothing more than a submissive wife.
Limbaugh thinks that the 31-year-old’s new song “Bow Down/ I Been On” and the fact that she is married with a child means that she is not a feminist.
“[Destiny's Child] songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men. She’s done a 180,” said Limbaugh. “Beyoncé, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy…she’s got a new song, ‘Bow, Down Bitches’… Beyoncé is now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it!’”
Is it just me, or does thinking of this guy saying “impregnated” lead to giggles?
Oh yeah … and he also said that the reason she’s surrendered her role as a powerful woman is because she married a rich guy, because if you recall, Beyoncé was a street peasant with no means of earning an income on her own when she met Jay-Z.
“You know why? I’ll tell you why,” he added. “Because she married a rich guy. She’s even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour…She has shelved Beyoncé…She now understands it’s worth it to bow down.”
It’s aggravating that people like Limbaugh exist and it’s even more aggravating that some of them are given a platform to spew whatever nonsense they want. Unfortunately, these misogynistic viewpoints are all too common in the media.
Of course … Limbaugh probably doesn’t actually believe anything that he’s saying. It’s likely a ploy for publicity and sadly (guilty as charged), it worked.