TV chef Rachael Ray has become the unlikely target of a bitter outpouring of fury from Beyonce fans after being mistaken for fashion designer Rachel Roy, the so-called ‘other woman’ in the singer’s new infidelity-themed track Sorry.
When Beyonce released her new album Lemonade on Saturday night, fans voraciously analyzed every tune and lyric.
And of the whole record, it is one lyric that has been making headlines since the release: the singer’s allusion in the song Sorry to being cheated on by her husband Jay-Z with a mystery woman ‘Becky with the good hair’, who is speculated to actually be the fashion designer Rachel Roy.
Roy, Ray, whatever. It’s only one letter and they’re both vowels, so we shouldn’t be hard on the morons.
But of all the shade being thrown online, some of the singer’s fans seem to have become confused by the similarities between the names of the designer and the TV personality, and began harassing the 47-year-old chef on social media.
Fans took to Rachael’s Instagram and filled the comments section of the posts with swathes of lemon emojis to represent the Lemonade album and bees to represent the ‘beyhive’.
Even one of the few people that Beyonce follows on Twitter, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson tweeted about his confusion, having assumed that the name Rachel Roy was simply a typo.
Ironically enough, both the overrated and under-talented Beyonce and that dunce Mckesson are frequent guests of the Obama White House. How appropriate.
I thought Rachel Roy was Rachel Ray. I've never heard of Rachel Roy. I thought it was a typo.
— deray mckesson (@deray) April 24, 2016
What a dope.