A week after the hit album “Lemonade” raised a furor online. Beyonce stepped out on the red carpet of the Met Gala, and was dressed to the nines in a latex Givenchy gown. She has indeed always been one to push the envelope in fashion.
Twitter was instantly all over that dress. Unfortunately, the voice was rather divided. It’s not quite The Dress levels, but considering this is Queen Bey we’re talking about? It might as well be.
The Beyhive had nothing but high praise for their queen’s sartorial tastes.
Beyonce’s dress is HQ is literally perfection. pic.twitter.com/kDURHcIV8f
— karlie floss. (@FUCCl) May 3, 2016
People were living for all the subtle details on the garment.
the details on beyoncé’s dress wow pic.twitter.com/VLCo5Cy8pG
— judgmental gay (@jdgmntgay) May 3, 2016
The value of its materials moved some to tears. Financial aid tears.
Beyonce wearing my college tuition like it’s nothing pic.twitter.com/sELPlnclhD
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) May 3, 2016
Her faithful fans were loving every rubber inch of it.
Only Beyoncé could close out the #MetGala red carpet: https://t.co/Y75BJ50EHu pic.twitter.com/4HSTUhRGaH
— The Cut (@TheCut) May 3, 2016
However, many Twitter users cried nay over the dress. The metaphors started on a very anatomical note.
and got grosser from there.
Beyonce looking like a damn chicken wing with the skin tornt off pic.twitter.com/sENPaQ49Kv
— Lolabelle (@LolaSikes) May 3, 2016
I love Beyoncé’s fake vomit gown.
— Darnell (@Discountdracula) May 3, 2016
@LolaSikes spend days poppin’ all them whiteheads
— teen laquifa (@round_teen) May 3, 2016
Some were aghast — had Beyonce actually metted out her revenge as she promised she would?!
Omg is she wearing becky’s skin? #MetGala pic.twitter.com/TkrH69lIEh
— ryancoffey1 (@ryancoffey1) May 3, 2016
The dress conjured up grizzly memories for some.
Um. Beyoncé’s dress reminds me of a bad reaction I had to surgical glue.
— Lizzie O’Leary (@lizzieohreally) May 3, 2016
And some did their bet to treat this issue as objectively as possible.
Just because she’s Beyonce doesn’t mean you have to love everything she does. Lbr this flesh dress is gross. pic.twitter.com/5whmleBA7d
— Linz DeFranco (@LinzDeFranco) May 3, 2016
Alas for the Beyhive, fashion connosieur Tim Gunn declared this dress a definite Don’t. “I’m just flabbergasted by this misstep”, he said. “It has S&M written all over it. Beyoncé is having her moment. She is the center of the pop culture universe right now, shouldn’t we have the highest expectations of her?”
Through this whole Twitter uproar, it seems that husband Jay-Z was nowhere near, at least, not that the pictures could say. Is he away to do penance after his chastisement on social media? We are only left to speculate.