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Members of the Beyhive took things a little too far after Beyoncé accidentally ripped off her earring during her performance at TIDAL X: 1015.
— BADGALDODO (@DorianeADV) October 16, 2016
In a social media phenomenon mirroring 2013’s #CutForBieber, fans began posting pictures of their own ears being cut in solidarity for the pop star with the hashtag #CutForBeyonce.
If you’re unfamiliar with what happened three years, members of the online community 4chan started a hoax where they started fake social media accounts showing pictures of fans cutting themselves after Bieber was seen with marijuana. The Daily Dot reports that it all started after one member decided it would be funny to “see if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”
“Tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because Bieber was smoking weed.”
Now fans are allegedly doing the same thing for Bey. While only a few people posted pictures of themselves cutting for the singer, for now, it’s undeterminable whether it’s the real deal or another elaborate prank.
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) October 16, 2016
If Beyoncé bleeds we bleed #cutforbeyonce
— anais (@giselleknowlesc) October 16, 2016
— cham (@chamonille) October 16, 2016
Needless to say, many were outraged.
— Austin Bogar (@AustinBogar1) October 16, 2016
Okay this #CutForBeyonce is not funny “.” People out here cutting for serious shit and y’all making jokes
— Kyree Harris (@KyreeMusic) October 16, 2016
— Dragonfyre (@dragonfyre_) October 17, 2016
Either way, fans should listen to their Queen Bey when she says “Don’t hurt yourself.”