After the Solange/Jay-Z/Beyonce/Bodyguard family fight in the elevator of The Standard Hotel (after the very glamorous Met Ball) I hear, from a friend who works at the hotel, that a perfectly innocent person was accused of selling the video to TMZ … and fired.
A statement made by all persons in the elevator during the inciting incident explained that it was a private ‘family matter’ and would remain so.
Then, amazingly Whoopi Goldberg… who has become a kind of wise, day-time-TV Maya Angelou lite sage (speaking slowly to underline the import of everything she says) wades balls deep into the soupy narrative. Her conclusion? That if you get hit by anyone you should be able to hit them back.
I wondered why Whoopi wasn’t commending Jay-Z for his dignity and restraint? Because one thing is certain… if Jay-Z had hit Solange in the face and broken her jaw Whoopie would be leading the deafening chorus of disdain for those men who hit women.
So, Whoopi, if Jay-Z had retaliated… how hard should he have hit Solange? I’m wondering what the appropriate retaliation would be for a man hitting an angry woman whilst she is being held by his bodyguard? Knock her out maybe? So she no longer poses a threat?
Whoopi thinks STAND YOUR GROUND is a very good idea. Well, we all know where that leads. Trayvon Martin.
Let’s remind Whoopi what we are supposed to do if we are attacked… Whoopi, we don’t smack them in the face… we call the police… that’s what they’re there for. That’s why we pay our taxes .
Didn’t Whoopi learn anything from The Color Purple?