The above picture has been circulating all over social media and alot of people are pretty pissed about it. The people at In Touch Weekly thought it would be cute to publish a comparison between Solange Knowles and a Yorki poodle named Jackie.
Some may call us super sensitive, I mean the dog is cute and according to comments on Instagram, whats the big deal, its just a cute little puppy.
The problem I have with people who say things like that is if they were compared to a dog by a national magazine for all the world to see they honestly would sing a different tune.
Since its a celebrity its ok to make such comparisons! No matter how I spin it, if some one said I looked like a dog I wouldn’t think it was funny. The owner of the dog submitted the picture with the following statement:
“Yorkipoo Jackie is “basically twinsies” with Beyoncé’s sis, says the 5-year-old pup’s owner, Brian Murray Jr. ‘They rock the same hairdo…’
People say crazy stuff all the time about our hair and general appearance, we are used to it, we depend on each other to know what is right, what is mediocre and what is down right wrong to say.
I agree with some of the blogs, In Touch Weekly needs a lesson in sensitivity a little bit of diversity training not just once but yearly. While I can say the owner of the dog is an idiot I would have thought that an establishment like In Touch Weekly would have staff dedicated to ensuring that what was published in the magazine or online was at the very least respectful considering celebrity material pays the bills.
I understand the need to publish something that is interesting, something that will capture an audience but there is a line, and for me and for others online the line was crossed.
What do you think of the picture, disrespectful or cute?