Fans of Beyoncé fans have been sharing images of themselves self-harming, in a troubling show of their support after she ripped her earring out during a concert over the weekend.
During her Tidal X: 1015 show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in New York yesterday, things got a tad bloody while she was doing her thing on the stage.
But being Queen B, Beyoncé did what she did best and slayed the show despite bleeding from her ear.
Her reaction was nothing short of badass, but quickly after footage of her bleeding ear was posted, #CutForBeyonce started to be a thing on Twitter.
The disturbing hashtag shows Queen B fans cutting their ears, wrists, and other body parts in solidarity for Beyoncé.
Warning: Graphic images.
— cham (@chamonille) October 16, 2016
— Guap (@Gagashairyhole) October 16, 2016
— Consequence of Sound (@coslive) October 16, 2016
While it’s not clear whether or not the movement is a hoax, the hashtag is disturbingly similar to ‘Cut for Bieber’ that gained popularity in 2013.
The morbid and dangerous mock campaign started by online pranksters and urged Bieber fans to self-harm themselves in protest to controversial images of the pop star smoking.
Thankfully, not many people are on board with the Beyoncé version of this hashtag:
— Dragonfyre (@dragonfyre_) October 17, 2016
Y'all are outrageous. This #CutForBeyonce gotta stop now.
— Dominic Middleton (@DominicJermealM) October 16, 2016
— ⠠⠁⠝⠞⠓⠕⠝⠽ (@nolcveallowed) October 16, 2016
Unfortunately, even if it is a hoax, there’s a chance impressionable young Beyoncé fans will see the hashtag and follow suit – just as they did with #CutForBieber.
Here’s to hoping that doesn’t happen.