Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles responds to ‘activists’ criticizing the singer for wearing $30 million Tiffany’s blood diamonds, which sparked a backlash
- Beyoncé received backlash online for wearing ‘Blood Diamond’ in a Tiffany commercial
- Mum Tina Knowles, 67, responded in a fiery Instagram post on Wednesday
- “How many of you socially aware activists own diamonds?” I wrote
- The famous 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond came from a colonial mine in Kimberley, South Africa
BeyonceTina Knowles’ mother is defending her daughter over a new campaign for Tiffany & Co. Which caused a backlash online, with some fans criticizing the star for wearing “Blood Diamond”.
Earlier this week, Halo singer and husband Jay-Z launched their luxury jeweler’s “ABOUT LOVE” campaign, making Beyoncé the fourth person to wear the iconic diamond necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn.
Blood diamonds, as defined by United nations (United Nations), is any diamond that is mined and sold in that area to fund military action against the government.
Beyoncé prepares breakfast at Tiffany’s! The singer mimicked the look of Audrey Hepburn from the 1961 classic when she was with husband Jay-Z on a new campaign for Tiffany & Co.
But Tina responded to the public response saying, “How many of you conscious social activists own diamonds? I thought so! Well guess what I went to trying to check to see where the diamonds came from? Probably not.”
She added, “So when you guys are engaged, you won’t have a diamond to put on a sterling silver ring, and you better check its provenance and origin and why you’re adding it Check the calls. For the skin I was weird because they made it from another country to ban it and don’t really buy diamonds because the righteous!! ‘
Writer Zoe Samudzi tweeted: ‘Tiffany placed Beyoncé in a diamond – ‘discovered’ in a colonial mine in Kimberley in 1877 – that a black woman had never worn in an advertisement with a never-before-seen Basquiat, then pledged to pay $2 million in scholarships and internships. for HBCU.
Reply: Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles defends her daughter after her new campaign for Tiffany & Co caused backlash online
Breakfast at Beyoncé! The singer put a modern twist on Audrey’s iconic look at Tiffany’s ’60s romcom as socialite Holly Golightly (left)
Debate: Beyoncé’s Twitter campaign split as some fans defended her
Not happy: a fan wrote about the spread of the mine to use enslaved African labor
Reply: Some critics have taken to Twitter to criticize the star
Discussion: Tensions have been raised on social media with many Twitter users expressing their opinions
Storm: Writer Zoe Samodze leads some online critics
Some fans have pointed out that Beyoncé was an unfair target of criticism, as Lady Gaga had also donned diamonds with a slight backlash.
However, others didn’t stop with one user writing: ‘This is not just a ‘necklace’, it’s a blood diamond mined from South African blood, if they don’t meet their quota, their hands and feet have been mutilated or mutilated. just killed.
Another said:[Lady Gaga] She’s also a capitalist exploiter, but only in Beyoncé’s case is her blackness invoked as an “achievement” to wear it even though Africans have hurt it. this is the difference.’
The Kimberley mine at Beers in colonial South Africa was often said to have been an often inhumane environment for low-wage black workers.
Tiffany founders Charles Tiffany purchased the stone from the mine in 1879.
Hepburn wore the famous gem to promote her iconic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. Gaga later wore it to the Academy Awards in 2019 when she was nominated for A Star Is Born.
Defending Her Daughter: Tina responded to the public response, writing, “How many of you are a socially conscious activist who owns diamonds?” (Pictured with Beyoncé in 2012)