The Poké-phobia continues, with a young Beyoncé fan being brutally shamed online after being spotted playing Pokémon GO in the front row of one of the singer’s European shows as part of her her Formation world tour.
The unlucky Poké-fan — a teenage girl — was spotted and recorded in the act, with Instagram user and obvious Bey-superfan beyoncereceipts (who provides “Beyoncé receipts, facts and statistics to help the BeyHive successfully drag”) posting the video online:
That was just the beginning though, with shit getting pretty real pretty quick after the video hit Twitter and the flood gates of hate well and truly opened. Here’s just a taste of the reactions which are playing out online:
HOW, just HOW do you go to a Beyoncé concert, have pit tickets, and playing Pokemon while Beyoncé is on stage singing? Naw bruh.
— 👠Missy👠 (@BeautyfulMissy) July 23, 2016
Bitch why are you at a Beyoncé concert IN THE PIT CATCHING POKEMON WHILE BEY IS ON STAGE IN FRONT OF YOU OMG I HATE YALL
— Pettywise 🎈 (@arieella_) July 23, 2016
I can't believe that girl was really playing Pokemon Go at Beyoncé's show. The nerve.. pic.twitter.com/ZEqHFeEVGx
— MB.. (@_iPiiNKYPROMiSE) July 23, 2016
In other Poké-phobic news, Rihanna opened a performance in France over the weekend by warning to her fans not to indulge their urges to catch ’em all while she’s performing… among other things.
“I don’t want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don’t want to see you catching any Pokémons up in this bitch,” she told the packed out crowd, as seen in the video below.
Not the Pokemon Rihanna!!! pic.twitter.com/GA8qUpAwj5
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) July 24, 2016
Maybe if Bey had made such a disclaimer before her shows she wouldn’t have to compete with the popular online game to hold the attention of her fans, but something tells us there is no force on earth that would dissuade a Pokémon trainer hoping “to be the best, that no one ever was”.