Tina Knowles, the mother of Beyoncé, has ridiculed critics claiming the singer lightened her skin.
On Saturday, Beyonce wore a silver dress and blond hair to the premiere of her ‘Renaissance’ film.
However, some people criticised the singer for changing her appearance, adding that she “looks so white”.
Reacting in a post via Instagram, Knowles described the criticism as racist, disappointing, and a “stupid narrative”.
The singer’s mother said Beyoncé’s outfit was a fashion statement and she is tired of those attacking her daughter.
Knowles said people should celebrate Beyoncé’s talent and work ethic instead of perpetuating “double standards”.
“Came across this today and decided to post it after seeing all of the stupid ignorant self-hating racist statements about her, lightening her skin, and wearing platinum hair wanting to be white,” she wrote.
“She does a film, called The Renaissance, where the whole theme is silver with silver hair, a silver carpet, and suggested silver attire and you bozos decide that she is trying to be a white woman and is bleaching her skin?
“How sad is it that some of her own people continue the stupid narrative with hate and jealousy? She wore silver hair to match her silver dress as a fashion statement.
“What is really sad is that a white woman had the audacity to reach out to Neal, Beyonce’s hairstylist, to say that fans are saying that she wants to be white and she wanted to get a statement about it from Neal.
“Well, that made my blood boil; that this white woman felt so entitled to discuss her blackness. What is really most disappointing is that some black people, yes you bozos that’s on social media.
“Lying and faking and acting like you are so ignorant that you don’t understand. Black women have worn platinum hair since the Etta James days.
“I just went and looked at all the beautiful talented black celebrities who have worn platinum hair and it has been just about every one of them at one time or another.
“Are they all trying to be white? I am sick and tired of people attacking her. Every time she does something that she works her ass off for is a statement of her work ethic, talent and resilience.
“Here you sad little haters come out the woodwork. Jealousy and racism, sexism, and double standards.”