Article by Natalie Bigler | esPResso Committee Member
Queen B has out done herself, once again. On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, singer-song writer and actress, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles- Carter, announced her pregnancy. She posted an Instagram picture from her “I Have Three Hearts” photo shoot announcing that she is expecting twins with husband Jay Z. The photo has Beyoncé placed in front of a flowered wreath in minimal clothing. She is wearing a veil and laced, ruffled undergarments to reveal her bare pregnant stomach. The Instagram caption read, “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.”
The announcement of the Carter’s family extension caused a lot of talk, but not all of it was positive. According to Refinery 29, her “I Have Three Hearts” photo shoot is tacky. Some saw the details of the photo on Instagram as exaggerated and over the top. Viewers who feel this way are used to Beyoncé’s low-key posts about her personal life and feel that this announcement went against her norm. However, others were completely moved by the delivery on Instagram.
There is a deeper meaning to the Instagram than a famous celebrity posting about her pregnancy, though. It was her timing and delivery that truly made a statement. A majority of the public can probably agree that recent news is filled with negativity regarding American government and global terrorism. That is why many felt relieved by Beyoncé’s post, giving everybody a break from constant report of bad news. As the “most liked ever status” within a day, Beyoncé stole the show and all of the Donald Trump headlines.
Beyoncé continuously shows her involvement in movements for children, women, and the black community. The essence of her pregnancy announcement proves this even further. The Instagram was posted on the first day of Black History Month. Her minimum clothing in the picture symbolizes her passion for the feminist movement and women’s body image. CNN stated, “In a real and visceral way, Beyoncé has reminded us that even in times that feel broken, we are vessels of power and glory and hope.” Beyoncé is blessed with twins, and in turn has blessed the public with positivity, lightheartedness, and faith for the future.
As stated before, Queen B has outdone herself, once again.