In the music world, it’s no doubt that Queen B rules above the rest. But when it comes to acting, it seems like the star doesn’t receive as much support from the public!
It’s been reported that Beyoncé might be working on a screenplay and starring on a biopic, based on the life of Saartjie (“Sarah”) Baartman, a South African woman who was exploited at British freakshows during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Baartman, known as the “Hottentot Venus,” was put on display against her will due to her large buttocks. Although Beyonce’s rep denied that the 34 year old is filming anything, the story still received some adverse reactions.
Chief Jean Burgess of South Africa reportedly stated that Beyoncé is not worthy of depicting such an imperative and historical figure. “She lacks the basic human dignity to be worthy of writing Sarah’s story, let alone playing the part,” Burgess told News24.
“Ignoring the fact that the KhoiKhoi is alive and that Sarah’s story would have an impact on how we are portrayed, is a mistake of great magnitude.” He added.
Despite the fact that Beyonce has gotten major roles in a number of successful movies, we are quite shocked at the criticism she has received this time!