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Tina Lawson, the mother of global superstar Beyoncé’s Knowles, is upset with Disney over its failure to promote the feature film, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last week.
“I cannot help but wonder if a white man had made it would it not have been promoted the hell out of, and nominated for all kinds of awards,” wrote Lawson.
“Could it have something to do with the title “Black Is King” she asked. “Is that why Disney did not promote it?????? Yes I said it!!! With love”.
Mrs. Lawson soon deleted the post.
As any proud mother would be, Lawson is quick to call somebody out about their children.
Last year, she took to Instagram to clap back at critics who claim her daughter is “appropriating” African culture.
“The annoying thing about the capitalist argument with Beyoncé is Lemonade, her ‘black’ album, is one of her lowest-selling albums so if we’re talking profit, she wouldn’t continue to make music highlighting blackness if it was solely for profit,” a member of the BeyHive wrote.
“Thank you I could not have said it better. It’s really sad that the women who shout the loudest the ‘protect the black woman’ that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up,” Knowles responded.
“Black is King” centers on “the voyages of black families … [and] a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity,” the press release reads, going on to call it a celebration of “black resilience and culture.”
“His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne,” the release adds.
Co-directors include Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jake Nava, and co-director and long-time collaborator Kwasi Fordjour.