I am not proud to admit this but in my past life (pre July 2011) I was really into celebrity gossip. And not just People magazine gossip. I'm talking Perez, TMC, dlisted, gawker, radar and all that junk. Now, I can't even open a magazine. I've completely lost interest in celebrity gossip and could not give two shits about their overinflated egos and seemingly charmed lives.
But in our society you can't always escape the reach of celebrity gossip. It's all over the Internet, on home pages of search engines, on Facebook. Supposedly legitimate news sources even report on it as if it's "important." That's why I wasn't able to escape the news that Beyonce gave birth to her first child over the weekend at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
I for one, could give a shit about Beyonce. Yeah, sure she's talented. Whatever. And I know that I have been angry about anyone whose pregnant/having babies at this point. (Actually, I'm getting a little better with this - I even walked through the baby section of Marshalls and did NOT cry. Go me!) So no, I am not angry at Beyonce for being blessed enough to have a baby. I am angry at her for being such a bitch while doing so.
First off, she had a scheduled c-section. Fine, fine. I do not know her circumstances but I can almost guarantee that this was an elective c-section and not medically necessary for her or her daughter's sake. How much do you want to bet she got a tummy tuck with that c-section. Whatever. That's small potatoes to my real beef with her. Here's where the bullshit starts. Apparently, Beyonce & Jay-Z shelled out $1.3 million to take over an entire FLOOR for her birth. Hospital staffers were forced to turn over their cell phones (to avoid any unauthorized picture snapping) and instructed to cover the lenses of the floor's security cameras with tape. She also hired an entire security team to guard her and the baby.
Extravagant? Yes. Necessary? Maybe. I get they were trying to prevent people from snapping photos of their kid or, god forbid, prevent a kidnapping. There are some crazy ass people out there who might do something like that. But really Beyonce? Did you think that you were the only person in the whole god damn hospital? I bet there were other families having babies in that hospital on the SAME day. Crazy how that works, huh?! Also, those security cameras are in there for a REASON. They are meant to protect the safety of everyone, not just the wants of a celebrity who thinks her shit doesn't stink.
Although the above does get me pissed, this is what really boiled my blood:
"Among other parents irked at how they were treated, a Brooklyn man named Neil Coulon is still reeling from his run-ins with Beyonce and Jay-Z's muscle men while attempting to check on his premature twins inside Lenox Hill's neonatal intensive care unit.
"Three times they stopped me from entering or exiting the NICU and it happened once on Friday [the day Beyonce actually checked in] just because they wanted to use the hallway," the frustrated dad told the New York Daily News. "They should have been more strategic about it. These are children with problems in intensive care and you're just going to take over the hospital like you own it? All I want is an apology."
Yes, Beyonce and Jay-Z were preventing parents from visiting their sick children in the NICU. Are you fucking kidding me? I can't believe that someone would actually think they were that much better than someone else - that just because they were giving birth, that gave them the right to prevent someone from seeing their very sick and potentially dying child. Can someone really be that ignorant and narcissistic? If you were so worried about security, why didn't you arrange to give birth at home bitch?? I can tell you one thing, if that had happened to me while trying to visit Naya while she was sick, the whole world would have heard about it. And Beyonce would probably have a black eye to go with her c-section scar.