Beyonce’s belly rub reportedly set a Twitter record for most tweets per second. Earlier today the Twitter blog was updated with news that the singer’s spectacle generated a record setting 8,868 tweets per second.
In terms of previous records, Beyonce trumped the 7,196 tweets per second that were made during the U.S. women’s soccer team match against Japan, the 4,064 tweets per second that were made when Bin Laden’s death was announced and even the 6,939 tweets per second that were made on the day of the Japanese earthquake.
So why so much shock over a singer getting pregnant? Well according to Billboard writer Aaron Elsei, it’s not every day a singer as popular as Beyonce decides to step away from the spotlight to have a baby.
FYI: Did any of you read the article on BET asking if Beyonce’s pregnancy would cause an increase in black teenage pregnancies?
I didn’t want to give it any publicity but I did respond to the writer via Twitter telling him I thought his article was in poor taste and wreaked of sensationalism.
The writer claimed that some young Bey fans may be so infatuated with the singer that they may purposely get pregnant in order to be just like their idol. I personally found his theory to be lacking- especially since Beyonce married first and then became pregnant.
Whatever the case, I have theorized for some time now that whenever a black woman becomes pregnant, regardless of the circumstances, someone somehow always manages to find a way to add a negative connotation to it. Its like even though Beyonce followed the so called rules- America may still be F@%cked because her pregnancy will lead to more unwed black mothers sucking up tax payer dollars on welfare.
The article was just a joke to me. Its like a sista can’t win for losing.