Garcelle Beauvais Says Her Comments About Beyonce's Sexiness Were Taken Out Of Context
In case you missed it, White House Down star Garcelle Beauvais, had some words about herself being a sex symbol and kids being subjected to oversexualized entertainment. And while speaking about it, she mentioned Beyonce, who she said she loves, as an example. Garcelle, who posed for Playboy in 2007 magazine, told Hello Beautiful recently:
For me, you’re obviously flattered when someone calls you sexy or thinks you’re sexy. I think that’s great. But, for me now, there’s so many ways to be sexy without being overt about it. I think you can wear a great short dress, but if you have long sleeves and you’re only showing leg. I think you have to stick to a body part and show that. I don’t think you have to show all of it. As I get older, I still want to be sexy, but I want to do it in a different way. I want to do it in a way that’s more classy. Certain things are just too overt for kids. I love Beyonce. I love her. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing out grinding, all of the time.
Y'all already know the BeyHive went to work. Especially with the fact that Garcelle has posed naked more than once in magazines. And the story took on a life of its own. So Garcelle just responded saying this was taken out of context:
I love Beyonce! What I said was taken out of context, and of course I support women being sexy!
— garcelleb (@GarcelleB) February 22, 2014
It sounds like she's saying that children watching ANYONE being overtly sexy could be problematic. And Beyonce was used as one example, even though she's also saying Beyonce has every right to be sexy. But kids simply shouldn't be watching.
Well, unlike some oversexualized artists who are well aware kids are watching, Mrs. Carter did label her latest super sexy Beyonce album as EXPLICIT. So, monitor your kids.
By the way, Garcelle also spoke on the debate about the number of black women on television being portrayed as mistresses. And you KNOW she has real life experience after her very public and EPIC lash-out at her cheating ex-husband years ago.
My thoughts are that entertainment is entertainment and you have to do what’s happening so people can relate. But, I do think it’s glorified and I do think that nowadays it seems like there are no consequences for bad behavior, there are no consequences for mistreating another human being. That part saddens my heart because I feel like young kids are seeing that it’s okay to do this and, as a mother and human being, we do have to take responsibility for some of the things that we put out there. It seems like now it’s okay to do that, if you’re not caught. And, even if you’re caught, nothing really happens. You can have a girl, be pregnant with somebody’s child and then be engaged to somebody else, it just seems like everything’s ok and it shouldn’t be.