I’ve read my fair share of Kerry Washington interviews, and my take on Kerry is that she is a thoughtful, educated, interesting, modest, cool woman. She doesn’t seem like she tolerates fools for very long, but she’s not nasty about it either. Like, she’s not mean. You never hear her directly throwing shade, nor are there secondary sources coming out to throw shade on her behalf. She seems like she strives to get along with people, to be nice and professional, and to lead by example. So that’s why I’m not sure about this story – while I don’t doubt that Kerry might feel this way about Beyonce, I don’t think she’d share those feelings with anyone who would run to “Dish Nation” to talk about it.
Here’s a “Scandal” Beyonce surely won’t appreciate—Emmy nominated TV star Kerry Washington has privately ripped the singer for not doing enough to empower young African American girls. The 37-year-old star of the hit ABC show, who’s a political activist and outspoken feminist, “hates how Beyonce relies on her body and sexual innuendo to sell records,” an insider told Dish Nation.
“Kerry thinks Beyonce should spend less time shaking her booty and more time pushing other agendas, like the value of education and healthy eating, as well as promoting book reading.”
New mom Kerry expressed her views about the Grammy winning “Drunk in Love” singer after Lily Tomlin recently responded to a question about whether she thinks Beyonce is a feminist by saying, “She is a pretty popular woman and she’s married to a very powerful man, but she’s still selling sex to teenyboppers.”
Says the source, “Kerry wholeheartedly agrees with Lily. She also thinks the way Beyonce is reveling in rumors about her private life is, at best, cheesy, and, at worst, dangerous.”
Beyonce hasn’t denied rampant rumors that her husband Jay Z cheated on her, but rather, she’s used the gossip for self-promotion, posting family shots on her Instagram account and swapping lyrics during concerts that only serve to fan the flames.
Adds the source, “To Kerry, it seems like Beyonce is sending a message to young women that standing by your man, even if he cheats on you, is perfectly acceptable. While Kerry’s peers, like Beyonce, exploit themselves for career advancement, she’s happy to keep her private life under wraps and let her talent do the talking. Kerry wishes Beyonce would do the same.”
To be fair to Beyonce, many young women get the “stand by your man no matter what” message from many other outlets besides Beyonce. I mean, the Democratic Party is probably going to nominate a woman who carried that “stand by your man” message throughout her political career. Same with the whole “sex sells” thing – if anything, I prefer Beyonce’s “sexy within an adult marriage of equals” thing as opposed to Britney Spears circa 2000 (virginal Lolita) or Katy Perry today (infantile, stunted sexuality with cupcake boobs for children).
So yeah… do you think Kerry really feels this way? And if she does feel this way, would she say anything about it to anyone?
Photos courtesy of Bey’s Instagram and WENN.