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Beyonce joins Instagram: “Take that Mitches”

Queen Bey had 200,000 followers after posting just two photos.


Jordan Valinsky


Posted on Nov 7, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 7:52 am CDT

Beyonce has joined Instagram, and we’re disappointed that her username isn’t “Call Me Beybe.”

The diva has been posting pictures on the image sharing website since Tuesday. She announced her new membership on Tumblr, writing “Hey Instagram, it’s me Bey” in the most casual way possible. She’s already racked up 200,000 bees—rather, followers—with just two pictures.

Posting under the name baddiebey, her first picture was an endorsement of Barack Obama. Draped in a “Texans for Obama” T-shirt, she donned black-rimmed glasses, puckered her lips, and judged you with her squinty eyes if you didn’t vote for the President. Being flawless, she opted not to use a ghastly filter, as Beyonce doesn’t need to hide any blemishes.

She posted a second picture late Tuesday night chastising Mitt Romney supporters. “Take that Mitches,” she scribbled on a notepad in a blue marker. “Mitches” derives from the combination of “Mitt” and “bitches,” and Beyonce’s message came just one day after her husband, Jay-Z, changed “bitch” to “Mitt” during a performance of “99 Problems” at an Obama event in Ohio.

Beyonce later pulled the picture from Instagram and her Tumblr blog, swapping it out with a letter to Obama.

“You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be,” wrote Beyonce. “You are the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be anything they want to be.”

This surely cements Beyonce’s performance of “Party” at Obama’s upcoming inauguration, right?

Photo via Beyonce/Tumblr

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2012, 3:00 pm CST