Matthew Knowles has received an unexpected and unwanted present for Father’s Day:
The vitriol of the Beyhive.
Earlier this week, Beyonce gave birth to her twins, with multiple sources confirming that she and Jay Z are now the proud parents of child number-two and child number-three.
Not much else is known about the blessed event or the babies themselves, although Us Weekly alleges one is a boy and one is a girl.
TMZ, meanwhile, reports that a “minor” health issue has led to a lengthy stay for the newborns; as of this writing, they remain hospitalized.
Beyonce is also still in the hospital, but just to keep an eye over her kids, both of whom are expected to be just fine.
Her father, conversely, is in pretty rough shape at the moment, reputation-wise.
Matthew became the first member of the Knowles family to break this monumental piece of news, taking to Twitter on Sunday morning and writing the following:
“They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.”
Nice, right? Sweet, no? Harmless and inspired by love, correct?
Wrong, nope and incorrect, apparently.
A legion of dedicated fans have responded to Knowles’ Tweet not with messages of congratulations, but with messages of annoyance and irritation.
They’re angry that Matthew had the gall to announce this baby news before the mother herself.
“You should delete this and let Bey announce it,” Instagram user @wikimct wrote, while a fellow Internet commentator added:
“It’s not real until the queen herself reveals it.”
Over the years, Matthew and Beyonce have not had the best relationship, it’s true.
He was once fired as her manager, for example, and he’s divorced from her mother, Tina.
But does anyone out there really think Matthew was trying to steal Beyonce’s thunder here?
That he isn’t simply a very excited grandfather who did wait to reveal the twins’ birth until after a handful of celebrity gossip outlets had done the same?
It would be one thing of Matthew shared photos of the babies without his daughter’s consent. That would be very inappropriate.
However, he isn’t revealing anything in this Tweet that hadn’t previously been revealed by approximately 877 other websites first.
Beyonce and Jay Z have managed through the years to be perhaps the most famous and most successful couple in Hollywood… while also being one of the most private.
They’ve made a career out of controlling their images and their narratives as well as any celebrities out there, which is likely why the Beyhive is so riled up in this instance over Matthew’s actions.
But it’s Father’s Day.
Can’t we cut the guy a break and simply all celebrate together?
BEYONCE IS A MOTHER AGAIN!
JAY Z IS A FATHER AGAIN!
BLUE IVY A BIG SISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME!
This is an exciting time for all of mankind. Let’s stay together and raise our collectives glasses as one, okay?
Please join us in sending best wishes to Beyonce, Jay Z and, yes, the entire Knowles family.