Is Beyonce angry at Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively over a joke made about her in Deadpool 2? That’s the ridiculous claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.
Dozens of celebrities, including Hugh Jackman, Matthew McConaughey and Justin Bieber, are poked fun at in the superhero sequel. At one point in the movie, Reynolds says to another character, “In the words of Beyonce, please stop cheating on me.” According to NW, the singer is both furious and embarrassed that her and Jay-Z’s marital issues are being played for laughs.
Lively has nothing to do with the Marvel comics franchise aside from being married to its star. Still, a so-called “source” says Beyonce is mad at the actress because she “broke girl code by not telling Ryan to think twice about poking fun at another woman being cheated on.” The seemingly nonexistent insider adds, “She thinks it’s cruel and certainly isn’t laughing.”
However, Beyonce has demonstrated in the past that she has a good sense of humor when it comes to jokes made at her expense. In October 2016, “Saturday Night Live” spoofed her album Lemonade, specifically the music video for “Sorry,” which is the track that most implicitly suggests that Jay-Z cheated on her. The following year, Beyonce attended the “SNL” after-party following her husband’s appearance as the musical guest.
Clearly, neither the singer or husband have a grudge against the sketch comedy show for poking fun at their cheating controversy. There’s no reason to believe Beyonce would be irate about a quick one-liner in Deadpool 2 when she wasn’t upset about “SNL” dedicating an entire sketch to the situation. Gossip Cop also reached out to a rep for the singer, who wasn’t able to confirm the article’s claims.
Meanwhile, Reynolds himself said at the premiere of Deadpool 2 earlier this month that the celebrities made fun of in the film take it in stride. “There’s a little bit of making fun, but I think everyone sees it for what it is, in the spirit of what it is,” said the actor. “Most of the humor is really without teeth.”
It’s worth noting, NW is the same unreliable outlet that Gossip Cop called out last year for falsely claiming Reynolds and Lively were headed for a split over their busy schedules and time apart. Obviously, the happy spouses are still very much together. This latest article pitting the couple against Beyonce over a joke in a movie is equally baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.