"Is Beyonce Really Pregnant?" Is An Insulting Question, So Just Don't Ask
In case your week was starting to feel monotonous, you can thank Beyoncé for officially shaking things up. On Wednesday, the music queen announced she's expecting twins on Instagram. And before you can even ask, uttering the question, "Is Beyoncé really pregnant?" is beyond insulting — so please don't go there. Second-guessing her motives on an otherwise joyous occasion is not just cruel, but unnecessary. Especially when you consider all of the conspiracy theories surrounding Bey's first pregnancy. Why can't she just celebrate the good news in peace?
Sure, as a celebrity, every aspect of Beyoncé's life may be in the public eye, but that doesn't mean she's fair game for such harsh scrutiny. If your BFF got pregnant, would you question it? Would you say, "Yeah, but are you really pregnant? Or faking it for attention?" I would like to believe those words would never come out of your mouth, so there's no reason to say that about a famous person.
It becomes an especially cruel question when you consider that Beyoncé opened up about having a miscarriage in the past. Jay Z referenced this in his song "Glory," but it was in her HBO documentary, Life Is But A Dream, that she shared the story herself. Bey recalled,
"About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life."
She even said she picked out names and was "feeling very maternal." Devastatingly, she then shared how the next time she visited the doctor, there was no heartbeat and she deemed her miscarriage "the saddest thing I've ever been through."
Knowing that Beyoncé has had difficulties with past pregnancies, including the heartbreak mentioned above, makes it all the more unfair to judge her now. She's expanding her family and clearly excited about this news. I mean, she even had her own photoshoot to accompany the announcement — just look at all those flowers. Along with the flowery photo, Bey wrote on Instagram,
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters
She's grateful, happy, and surrounded by love. Let's not ruin the moment by questioning her authenticity — that's just wrong.