Beyonce fans are making a disturbing act after the singer accidentally injured herself during the TIDAL X: 1015 concert in Brooklyn over the weekend.
Bey had just ended her first song of the night, 6 Inch, when her dangling earring seemingly got caught on her long braid and was ripped out of her left ear. The Run The World hitmaker noticed the blood coming from her earlobe. However, she just wiped it off and continued singing Haunted.
Later in the evening, the Lemonade hitmaker went back on stage without ear bandage in sight like nothing happened. She performed her song All Night. The singer also took a moment to encourage the audience to get involved in the US presidential election, Us Weekly noted.
Even though Bey showed that everything was fine, fans’ reaction on social media went too far. Hashtags such as #CutForBeyonce and #BleedForBeyonce started trending online. The hashtags seem to have stemmed from fans or trolls who are offering to cut themselves for the love of the Drunk in Love singer. Some of the images on social media are graphic. They are very disturbing, whether true or not.
However, not all of Beyonce’s fans support this troubling act. Some are appealing for people to stop the ridiculous behavior.
Yahoo News noted that these hashtags first appeared several years ago when fans thought the singer was robbed of an award. A similar hashtag appeared in 2013 when Justin Belieber fans apparently started cutting themselves as an appeal to the singer to stop smoking weed. It turned out that the whole thing was a hoax. Apparently, it stemmed from a joke set up to trick fans into harming themselves.
Beyonce has yet to issue a statement regarding the issue.
Meanwhile, the Tidal concert was held in support of the Robin Hood Foundation. The organization dubbed itself as the largest poverty-fighting group in New York. Other performers of the night include Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill.