Beyonce Reading Menu

Beyonce Reading Menu

Updated Apr 27, 2017 at 12:00PM EDT by Matt.

Added Apr 27, 2017 at 10:24AM EDT by Matt.

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Beyonce Reading Menu refers to a series of image macros using a photo from singer Beyonce's Instagram of her reading off a restaurant menu to a server. The meme became popular on Twitter, where people captioned what they imagined Beyonce said to the server.

Origin

On April 26th, Beyonce posted a series of images to her Instagram[1] account, including one of the singer examining a menu with a restaurant server. The photo has received more than 2 milllion likes within the first 16 hours.



Within minutes of Beyonce's post, Twitter user @thetrillgent[2] posted the image to Twitter with the caption "I only had an appetizer & a water…" Within the first 16 hours, the post had received more than 3,700 retweets and 5,800 likes.

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That night, Twitter user @animalfriespls[3] Tweeted the photo with the caption "I, as Beyoncé, will just have vegan icewater. The twins will have fried chicken, catfish nuggets, fries, mac & cheese, red beans & rice." The tweet received more than 34,000 retweets and 64,000 likes in the first 13 hours.


dad @animalfriespls I, as Beyoncé, will just have vegan icewater. The twins will have fried chicken, catfish nuggets, fries, mac & cheese, red beans & rice."

News media coverage

Later that night, Twitter[8] published a Moment, documenting the meme. By April 27th, several news media outlets began covering the meme, including TIME,[4] Huffington Post,[5] NME,[6] The Fader,[7] and more.

Notable Examples


niurka marcos stan @synewaive "change 'Beyonce' to 'Beyoncé' and give me my damn writing credit." Holy Alejandro @HolyAlejandro Beyoncé: Let me just have the... Waitress: How about I have them make everything on the menu and you can make a choice after seeing them! Simple. Bold. Love. @sawngbyrd28 "Who is "Gratuity" and why am I paying for her food?"



masc potatoes @CertifiedFool Instead of the Mahi-Mahi, can I just get the one Mahi because I'm not that hungry? (s), Bishop Petty @ KingBlack90 Beyoncé: No, Blue has her own money blaria. @Keelectric Lady "I actually invented Lemonade so it should be free."

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