I have a question. I was going to use Queen Latifah as the subject of this but that'd be too easy. So instead I've decided to use Beyoncé. First, I have to state I'm NOT a Beyoncé fan. I think she's a vapid woman. But her popularity makes her perfect for this.
I want to know what you think would happen if Beyoncé held a press conference and announced to the world that she was a lesbian. And that her marriage to Jay z was a sham concocted by her parents and PR people. And that she was in love, planned to divorce Jay and marry her girlfriend.
What do you think would be the fallout?
Would her career crash and burn? Would she become a pariah? Would Black preachers attack her from the pulpit? Would gossip and entertainment sites and bloggers attack her? Would she lose all of her product endorsements? Would she end-up broke and destitute?
Would the public and others accept her and her marriage? Would she change the attitudes of preachers around the country? Would people become more accepting of gayness? Would she become an even bigger star? Would she gain even more product endorsements? Would she become even more rich? Would she and her wife live happily-ever-after?
There has never been an A-list Black celebrity who has been openly gay. Recently a few Black women celebs have used possibly being gay as a way to get attention. But they tend to backtrack once they get the attention they're looking for.
So, what do you think would happen if Beyoncé announced she was a lesbian?