Here is the thing.
Love Beyonce. Love her energy. Love the few songs I know. Brown Skinned Girl was my anthem for a hot sec.
But Black is King? I only saw the trailer; stylistic, artsy, avant guard.
But why couldn’t the title be Black King?
That seems more appropriate. That seems more in line with the movie and that is not demeaning.
If someone said White is King, or some equivalent the black community would be up in arms.
And I get that black people have been oppressed and showing a different story is so important. Showing the world a different image is significant.
But not at the cost of hurting others, not at the cost of making people feel bad or ostrasizing anyone.
Black King. There is no need to defend that.
I can’t get behind Black is King. Because I’m opting to believe color shouldn’t matter and hopefully that one day it indeed won’t. But for that to happen all sides must agree and I fear we are very far from that.