This Might Be Our Favorite New Beyoncé Illuminati Theory

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It’s 100 percent more Bey!

Obviously Beyoncé is part of the Illuminati—perhaps even its glittering master. 

From the fake pregnancy to the many signifiers and symbols scattered throughout her various works to even the naming of her child who will one day sit atop the pyramid of world power, the signs are everywhere and unavoidable. (The Daily Dot has a good rundown of some of the best of them.) Really, to think of Lemonade as anything other than a Da Vinci Code–like text prophesying the coming of a New World Order is willful ignorance. Get woke.

Our favorite newish ripple in this longstanding theory, though, is a whopper. Delivered to us via The Root, a social-media post has it that there are not one but two Beys out there giving you life and laying the groundwork for the eventual takeover of the reptilian shape-shifters from the moon (an actual thing that people actually believe). 

Witness and know better.

Image via The Root 

Unimpeachable evidence! Your mind cannot deny what your eyes have seen. Check out the brilliant discourse on these images.

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Now, as much as celebrity cloning (an industry currently run by Queen Elizabeth) is a very real and very nefarious thing, we simply cannot hate on this. Look, some supporting this theory would have it that this clone is a replacement for the original Beyoncé Knowles who died in 2000. We, however, believe that the second Bey exists simply to give all of us the full Bey experience we deserve. 

While Bey Prime is in the studio creating another masterwork or tending to Blue Ivy, Beta Bey is out there pre-recording her fake Super Bowl halftime show or spying on Jay Z’s various Beckys. While one Bey is slaying it on the Formation tour, another Bey is collaborating with directors and poets on yet another vital piece of filmic art. While one Bey is orchestrating the next BeyHive attack from behind the scenes, another is planning a fairy-themed birthday party

And, so, we welcome this particular Illuminati theory with open arms, though it does beg a question: When will each of us get our own, personal Bey clone godmother to guide us and light our way to truth? Hook us up, Queen Elizabeth.

(The Daily Dot)

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.