Actress Garcelle Beauvais put singer Beyonce in her place with some well-intentioned advice. Tongues have been wagging about Beyonce's desperate attempts to stay relevant by mimicking teenage singer Miley Cyrus' shocking onstage antics.
The singer who has a 2-year-old daughter routinely wears skimpy outfits while grinding on her male dancers onstage and in music videos.
Beauvais, a 47-year-old mother of twin boys, says she is shocked by what she has seen so far.
"[F]or me[,] now, there’s so many ways to be sexy without being overt about it," the Haitian native told Hello Beautiful. "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.
Beauvais added: "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."
Beyonce, 33, defends her childish behavior by saying she is simply embracing her sexuality.
"I wanted to show that you can have a child, and you can work hard, and you can get your body back," Beyonce has said of her new material. "I know finding my sensuality, getting back into my body, being proud of growing up ... It was important that I expressed that in this music because I know there are so many women that feel the same thing after they give birth.
"You can have your child, and you could still have fun, and still be sexy, and still have dreams and still live for yourself. I don't at all have any shame about being sexual. And I'm not embarrassed about it, and I don't feel like I have to protect that side of me. Because I do believe that sexuality is a power that we all have."
One day Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, will look back on all of this drama and say, "My mother was a whore."
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