I’m sorry Beyoncé, some days are diamonds, some days are stones

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I’m sorry Beyoncé, some days are diamonds, some days are stones

The flak the singer received on social media for wearing a ‘blood’ diamond was inevitable and calculated

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This week, after she was paid a fortune to wear a vast yellow diamond to promote Tiffany’s and become yet more famous, Beyoncé came in for some stinging criticism from strangers on the internet. I do hope she recovers.

According to her accusers, some of whom piped up from SA, the megastar was promoting unconscionable ostentation, as well as displaying a complete lack of historical awareness by punting a gem ripped away from Africa at gunpoint.

While I understand where they’re coming from, I fear that they’re in for some terrible disappointments in life if they expect modest sustainability from people whose entire public existence is premised on, and celebrated for, trampling restraint underfoot as part of an endless dance, glorifying obscene excess...

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