Image credit: Facebook/Beyonce

Simultaneously one of music’s most private but most-watched stars, the 38-year-old uses her massive social media platform to curate her image and promote her work imbued with broad social commentary on topics including gender and race. But Beyonce also has faced criticism, especially from outside the United States, for deploying what some call stereotypical visuals of “African tradition” — face paint and feathers, for example.