Did Beyoncé Fans Start Cutting Themselves After Her Ear Injury?

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Beyonce performs onstage during TIDAL X: 1015 on October 15, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)

Did Beyoncé Fans Start Cutting Themselves After Her Ear Injury?

Is this for real?

Published October 18, 2016

It took about a millisecond after Beyoncé started bleeding during her Tidal X performance this weekend for her fans to notice. In fact, one could argue the BeyHive is so on top of things, they caught wind of her minor injury before the Queen herself did.

After her earring accidentally ripped through her ear, and she kept singing as if nothing had happened, her fans immediately took to Twitter to express their concern for their favorite singer. In the days that followed, some die-hard Beyoncé fans decided to take things a bit further. In fact, a little bit too far.

Following Bey's infamous bleeding earlobe incident, some tweets began surfacing using the hashtags #CutForBeyoncé or #BleedForBeyoncé to stand in solidarity for what is a very creepy movement.

While it is unclear how serious the hashtag is and if people are actually cutting themselves since Beyoncé was experiencing pain, many voiced their concerns in response to the trending hashtag, sharing information about how to get help instead of self-harm. The situation is clearly a serious one, with many voicing concern that the tweets are triggering those who have experienced cutting themselves as a way to cope with their emotions. 

As pointed out by Yahoo, tweets using the hashtags first began surfacing in 2013, after Beyoncé didn't win an award that she was up for. A similar hashtag, #CuttingForBieber, also popped up back in 2013 when Twitter users came together as a drastic measure to get the singer to stop smoking marijuana.

Supporters of Beyoncé are making a rebuttal argument that fans cutting themselves is the absolute last thing she'd want. Judging from her constant reminders of empowerment, self-love and positivity, we can't help but agree Beyoncé would be horrified to find out about this hashtag.

Take a look at some of the tweets creating a very serious dialogue as ignited by Bey's recent injury below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL)


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