Beyonce’s fans were in frantic when they heard about Garcelle Beauvais’ remarks about Beyonce’s sexiness. But according to Garcelle her comments were taken out of context.
For those who have missed it, Garcelle Beauvais, one of the stars of White House Down, talked about being a sex symbol as well as children who are being exposed to over sexualized entertainment. And while she is discussing about the topic, she cited Beyonce as a sample. Garcelle said:
“For me, you’re obviously flattered when someone calls you sexy or thinks you’re sexy. I think that’s great. But, for me now, there’s so many ways to be sexy without being overt about it. I think you can wear a great short dress, but if you have long sleeves and you’re only showing leg. I think you have to stick to a body part and show that. I don’t think you have to show all of it. As I get older, I still want to be sexy, but I want to do it in a different way. I want to do it in a way that’s more classy. Certain things are just too overt for kids. I love Beyonce. I love her. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing out grinding, all of the time.”
The BeyHive quickly reacted particularly since Garcelle herself was once a model for Playboy magazine and posed naked. Garcelle quickly responded by saying that the whole thing was taken out of context, she said:
“I love Beyonce! What I said was taken out of context, and of course I support women being sexy!”
— garcelleb (@GarcelleB) February 22, 2014
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