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At Clutch magazine, Kirsten West Savali writes that hate directed at the singer for an award that many think was undeserved is misdirected.

When news broke yesterday that Beyonce Knowles was selected to receive a journalism award for her Essence feature story, “Eat, Play, Love,” by the New York Association of Black Journalists, I was stunned — to put it mildly …

But, here’s the catch.                                            

It’s not her fault. There is no need to criticize Beyonce for the actions of what should be a legitimate journalism organization. She’s just walking around in her Louboutins, yacht jumping, breastfeeding, flashing her smile, flipping her hair and shaking her ass for her adoring public. In other words, she’s never ventured too far from her lane; unless you count “Dreamgirls” and the other movie that I only remember because of Idris Elba with his fine self, but that’s another article …

If you’re mad, write the NYABJ — they’re the ones who placed celebrity over substance.


Read Kirsten West Savali's entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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