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Beyoncé Shops at Target. Well That Makes Two of Us!

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | January 8, 2019 |

By Kate Hudson | Celebrity | January 8, 2019 |


So, there’s this sort of unwritten rule about living in LA. Well, there’s a few, but I don’t feel like getting into the weird dystopian dynamics of our driving behavior because we’ll be here all day, and frankly you don’t care. Anyway, I digress.

Here it is: It isn’t f*cking cool to take a sneak attack picture of a celebrity when you’re out and about and you encounter them in the wild.

Cool. I mean that in every sense of the word. It’s uncool because it makes you look like a dork, and it also violates their privacy. You’re just supposed to leave them alone. Maybe you send your friend a text after it’s over, if it’s a particularly good sighting, but other than that, sighting a celebrity in the wild is like playing Pokémon Go. You collect your sightings and do nothing with the information, because that’s just how it is. Unless it’s a reality star, then you can do what you want because they openly invite that kind of attention, but that’s neither here nor there.

So, I have mixed emotions about this sneak attack pic of Beyoncé in Target, because at the end of the day Target is a happy place, and I think Beyoncé deserves that as much as any of us.

…but also, I don’t think I could be cool if I just stumbled onto a random aisle and there was Beyoncé leading an assistant pushing her cart.

I mean, I too was at Target yesterday (not that location, though, and never in the baby aisle, friend) and I even put on pants I wouldn’t normally sleep in to go there. For someone who works from home, that’s a big deal.

I love Target. It’s a store full of possibilities and sh*t I don’t need, but very much want in the moment; and while I appreciate an ethnographic account of Beyoncé’s Target habits via Twitter, despite the violation of her privacy, it poses more questions than answers.

Does Beyoncé wander around the $1 section, looking at all the novelty things she doesn’t need that will just take up space in her home, too? Does she meander through the clothing section, buying New Kids on the Block vintage-style shirts to sleep in, like I do? Is her favorite section of the store the same as mine—the As-Seen-On-TV portion they tack on at the end of the store, towards the back?

I need answers, and yet, they will never come.

Chrissy Teigen had some thoughts, too.

We may never know what Beyoncé was doing in Target, and most likely she won’t go to the same location again for a very long time. For now we’ll have to sit and wonder about this age-old question: If Beyoncé shops in Target, but no one was around to sneak-attack take her picture…did it really happen?

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