It's been a rough couple of days for Rachael Ray, ever since Beyoncé premiered her new visual album Lemonade on HBO on Saturday night. Lemonade's central theme is infidelity, and through a colossal case of mistaken identity, it has caused the popular TV chef to get dragged up and down social media timelines and to become the subject of countless memes. Why? Because many Beyoncé fans confused her with fashion designer Rachel Roy, Jay Z's alleged former mistress and the woman Bey references as "Becky with the good hair" in her new song "Sorry."
Roy (pictured below) is the ex-wife of Damon Dash, Jay Z's former business partner who is currently starring with his brothers on VH1's Family Therapy, which makes the allegations especially messy. She seemed to deny them when she Tweeted, "I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn't be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind."
Confused yet? Well, so were plenty of Bey's most rabid fans, known as the Beyhive—they totally thought she was talking about the queen of 30-minute meals and EVOO, and so they unleashed a million stings. Rachael Ray has yet to comment in public, but hopefully she's getting a laugh out of some of these memes:
If Rachael Ray needs inspiration for her next cookbook, here it is!Oh dear, let's hope this never comes to real blows. She really just wants to cook in peace! Even Real Housewife NeNe Leakes was included in one persistent meme that speculated that the album is called Lemonade when it really should be called Tea. Bloop!
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