Like the rest of the world, Cara Delevingne watched in awe from afar as Beyoncé shut it down at Coachella over the weekend. While Cara’s response to the performance was pretty much exactly the same as everyone else’s (read: the show basically changed her life), fans called her out for “contradicting herself” after she posted about it on social media.
The model took to Instagram to praise Queen Bey’s performance, sharing a picture of the Destiny’s Child reunion set along with a heartfelt caption. “I am speechless,” she wrote. “That performance made me burst into tears and sent shivers down my spine. Especially the Destiny’s Child reunion. ICONIC is an understatement. Thank you for inspiring so many and for lifting each other up. #GirlPower @michellewilliams @beyonce @kellyrowland.”
Yet commenters decided to ask why Cara would express such a statement of support after being so vocal about the fact that she was boycotting the festival. She has spoken in the past about reports that the founder of the festival, Philip Anschutz, had previously given to organizations with anti-LGBTQ views. According to BuzzFeed, Anschutz later released a statement claiming he was unaware of any anti-LGBTQ work by the organizations and has since stopped financial contributions.
Cara has refused to set foot at the festival since the news broke in 2016 and has made #nochella one of her personal causes. Upon seeing her tribute post to Beychella, some commenters felt the model was contradicting her previous commitment. “So its ok to h8 Coachella but praise an artist who goes to the show? So many double standards in media today,” wrote one commenter. “Lol, you are fake and full of s***! You literally posted #NOCHELLA,” shared another.
Cara responded to the comments via Instagram Story, which can be seen here.
“Some people are commenting on the fact that I posted about my anger towards the owner of Coachella and then about Beyoncé. My hashtag was #Nochella,” she wrote. “I still refuse to go to a festival that is owned by someone who is anti-LGBT and pro-gun. I am allowed to shame that man and the festival and show my appreciation of an artist at the same time. Just because I love Beyonce doesn’t mean I now love Coachella. I still wouldn’t go. And I will let nothing get in the way of me showing my love or hate for something. Don’t let anyone come between you and your truth.”
Haters, to the left.
Taken from Teen Vogue. Click here to read the original.
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