Beyonce according to rumours, will be writing and appearing in a film about Saartjie "Sarah" Baartman, a South African lady who rose to fame due to the size of her buttocks and her "unusual colouring." She was taken to Europe in 1810, where people who paid to see her perform half-naked under the name Hottentot Venus treated her like an object.
"She lacks the basic human dignity to be worthy of writing Sarah’s story, let alone playing the part," Chief Jean Burgess of the Ghonaqua First Peoples told News24.
"Why Sarah Baartman? Why not a narrative about a Native American woman? I can only see arrogance in her attempt to tell a story that is not hers to tell.
It's no surprise that Saartjie Baartman generated such a commotion in Georgian England given that she was a stunning showgirl from South Africa and had a bottom that was impossible to resist. In this video, Rachel Holmes discusses the myth of the "Hottentot Venus."