Fans Cutting Themselves For Beyonce in a #BleedForBeyonce Trend
By Evangeline Ovwighotu
Queen Bey was performing ‘Haunted’ at the TIDAL X 1015 concert at New York’s Barclays Centre last night, when she noticed blood dripping from her ear down to her neck but rather than panic, however, the Queen Bee didn’t even flinch.
After subtly running a finger over her ear to confirm the bleeding while singing “Haunted,” Bey continued whipping her hair back and forth without a care in the world — because she’s Beyoncé, and it’s going to take a lot more than a little blood to keep her from doing what she does best.
And after quickly assessing the damage, Beyonce asked the crowd how they were feeling before powering on through the ‘Lemonade’ track.
Fans of the superstar swarmed Twitter to give their queen a shout-out for continuing on with her performance, but their show of support quickly turned graphic.
In the hours after the “Lemonade” performer’s injury the hashtags #CutForBeyonce began trending, the internet just had to take it to another level, now some fans are cutting their ears in honor of her and using the hashtags #CutForBeyonce or #BleedForBeyonce.
While many of the images paired with the hashtags are the stuff of memes and trolls, others were seemingly more graphic. “If the queen bleeds the hive must unify and leak our blood to restore her spirits,” one super fan tweeted. “Beyhive we must.”
Another wrote: “If Queen B had to endure pain, so do I. Tonight we #CutforBeyonce.”
As the hashtags began to trend other social media users began to call out Beyoncé fans for their questionable Formation.
“Please don’t #CutforBeyonce or #BleedforBeyonce. Self injury and cutting is not a joke.”One fan even sent out self-help information for those struggling with self-harm.
And this isn’t even the first time the hashtags have surfaced on social media, according to Yahoo!It has popped up several times, particularly when fans felt their Queen unfairly lost out on an award. The first #BleedforBeyonce appeared in 2013 and #CutforBeyonce made its way to social media a year later.