Osagie’s Playlist: Beyoncé’s nudity, Lupita’s Hollywood hype and some incest on TV

Posted on April 29 2014 , at 08:56 pm
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By Osagie Alonge

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Time Magazine has revealed its renowned 100 Most Influential People list for 2014, with American pop singer Beyoncé Knowles adorning the cover.

Beyoncé, by all means, deserves to have herself on the cover; the 32-year-old has over the years distinguished herself from her peers, with her extreme work ethics and dedication to her career.

Beyonce covers TIME 100 'Most Influential People' issueQueen Bey is a role model to so many women (plus a ton of feminists) — she is married to the most successful Hip-Hop artiste Jay Z, and if she isn’t making headlines with Instagram photosshe’s secretly dropping albums and topping the iTunes charts, selling millions within minutes.

But her recent TIME magazine cover sees her wearing just her underwear (please don’t try to mention the see-through piece she has on as a dress). Why? This isn’t Rolling Stone or KING, it’s TIME. Why Beyoncé is being portrayed in such mannerism on the cover of a respected journal is baffling, isn’t it?

Well, I think it’s Beyoncé who should be answering these questions herself; the pop singer’s hard work is tied to her sexuality and physical attributes. More than half the time, Bey is close to being nude; most of her visuals (videos and images) are sexually suggestive. In fact, Beyoncé looks strange when she’s not oozing sex (not that I mind).

So why blame the Editors if they decided to give us the Beyoncé we are used to? Why throw her in a skirt suit we know she only wears when she pays a visit to Obama in the White House? But then again, Beyoncé’s cover might just be a subliminal to every woman out there, reminding them of the inequality in gender. Women are often viewed as sexual objects rather than equals. You won’t see Jay Z with his shirt off on the cover of any magazine (ewww) and certainly not TIME.

Speaking about women making the news, People Magazine last week named Lupita Nyong’O the most beautiful woman in the world. I think that’s the height of the unwarranted hype the Kenyan actress has gotten in the past months.

Lupita is the 2nd Kenyan Celebrity to reach 1million likes on Facebook. Photo: NET
Lupita is the 2nd Kenyan Celebrity to reach 1million likes on Facebook. Photo: Getty

First off, I don’t think the 31-year-old deserves the Oscar Award she recently won – I’ve watched ‘12 years a slave’ over and again; if anybody deserves an award in that movie, it has to be Chiwetel Ejiofor. Lupita’s role is very commendable but not outstanding, not as spectacular as Viola Davis in the 2011 drama film ‘The help’ (Davis lost the award to Meryl Streep). Why did she win? Because she was portrayed to have suffered so much pain: Raped in her sleep? Whipped to unconsciousness? Or slashed in the face? I must commend her ability to adopt the Southern accent but that’s it.

Add that to the back and forth media confrontations with Ms. Whitenicious Dencia over bleaching, then swallowing her vomit to sign with Lancôme. Lupita Nyong’O is a product of heavy PR machinery which will blow over soon. And just as a reminder, The Hollywood Reporter magazine, in December, put Lupita on the cover along with Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams and Octavia Spencer. Guess where’s she positioned? ….On the floor, ‘that’s where she belongs’, they must be saying.

Now I don’t care if you are not a fan of TV series but if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you are missing a whole lot! Well, for those who do, weren’t we all shocked to see Jaime rape his sister?

Let’s do a quick recap on the Lanisters’ incestuous siblings – Jamie and Cersei are blood brother and sister but have sex to keep their blood line pure (well something like that). Their sexual relationship produced Joffrey, who was recently poisoned (good riddance!).

While Cersei (Joffrey’s mum) is mourning her dead son at the mortuary, Jamie comes in and consoles her, they exchange a warm embrace but Cersei is suddenly turned off by Jamie new disability (he got his right hand cut off, shucks). Jamie, angered by this, decides to rape his sister right under his son’s body. Yes, I know, quite irritating!

Don’t be believe me? Watch it here yourself…

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