Here’s the deal. This situation is not funny. I’ll admit that I was intrigued and that I laughed at some of tweets and memes, but then I really thought about it. I realized that this is a very sad and very real violent situation that we should not be making fun of.
It’s not funny to create fake back stories claiming that Solange is jealous of Beyonce. It’s not funny to make up things that Jay-Z said to “provoke” Solange to violently assault him. It’s not funny to call Solange crazy or say that she “snapped.” It’s not funny to Photoshop pictures of Jay-Z holding signs that say “#BringBackOurGirls But Take Solange.” It’s not funny to make fun of Jay-Z for not retaliating with violence. It’s not funny to make fun of Beyonce for staying calm.
None of these things are okay. We don’t know what the heck happened in that elevator, and you know what? It’s not our business in the first place. We can speculate all we want, but this is obviously a very serious personal matter that went public. As much as we love to be involved in the personal lives of celebrities, we are not. We don’t know what was said in the elevator, and we shouldn’t care because we are not involved.
The fact of the matter is that there was an argument, and violence was the response. Violence is never the answer, nor is it an appropriate or right reaction. But making fun of the situation isn’t appropriate or right either. It’s also unnerving that if Jay-Z had attacked Solange, everyone would have a completely different response. No one would think it was funny. So why is it funny because Solange attacked Jay-Z? It’s not funny at all. It’s violence, period.
All of us should feel ashamed for laughing at such a serious situation. I get that we’re all curious about what happened, but we need to calm the eff down and stay out of what very clearly doesn’t involve us. If this were your family, you’d want the same respect.
What do you think? Do you think it’s okay to make fun of this situation? Tell us in the comments!