In a powerful and important open letter, Beyoncé’s publicist has denied the singer has had surgery on her lips, and shared just exactly what happens to a woman’s body when she’s pregnant.
After Beyoncé shared her latest incredible baby bump pics, gossip site MediaTakeOut speculated that the “Formation” singer was boasting “new and improved lips.”
Now, while rumors about celebrities getting plastic surgery are nothing new, the effects of collagen lip injections during pregnancy have not been verified, which means that the procedure is not approved for anyone who is carrying children.
Of course, as the whole world knows, Queen B is currently pregnant with twins, and it won’t be long until those Beybies are born.
Normally any rumors or speculation about Beyoncé are ignored by her team, but in this case, the singer’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure is seriously unhappy.
Noel-Schure sent a strongly-worded statement to GossipCop, in which she not only refuted the (frankly ridiculous) speculation that Bey had any sort of work done, but also chastised the media for its general attitude toward women.
Addressing the staff at MediaTakeOut, Noel-Schure noted the “foolishness” of the site.
“What do you know about the effects of pregnancy on a woman’s entire body? Please tell me,” she wrote. “Did you know that in addition to weight gain there is often a dramatic change in the blood flow in the system and increased fluid causing swelling? Do you know that often women’s gums get swollen? Do you know that it sometimes affects our speech, our ability to chew intently and a host of other things?”
Continuing, she noted that while she ignored speculation about Beyoncé’s pregnancy with Blue Ivy, she couldn’t stand by as they “[bullied] her like the cowards you are.”
“The sacrifice to our faces, our feet and our entire bodies [when pregnant] is something we welcome because we bring beautiful humans into the world who will one day combat your hate and negativity,” she said, before adding:
Meanwhile, Beyoncé hasn’t responded directly to the report, but did share this epic selfie (and we think that she’s certainly hinting at something with that lip and t-shirt combo).
While rising to the bait of false rumors and made-up tabloid stories isn’t necessarily always a good thing, we’re glad that Yvette Noel-Schure decided to write about how cruel it is to pick on a pregnant woman, especially when it comes to plastic surgery and the changes that a woman’s body undergoes while carrying children. Beyoncé might be the Queen, but she’s also a person, too, and we seriously hope that she’s unfazed and unbothered by these silly rumors.
Hopefully in the future, we’ll start to see more respect and positivity given to pregnant woman (and all women in general, tbh), ’cause they slay!