Beyoncé Retweets #HOMEcoming Online Watch Party and the Beyhive Is Freaking Out
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Now let's get in formation!
The coronavirus-induced social distancing and self-quarantining has left fans finding new ways to connect -- which is what Beyoncé fan and Netflix editorial manager Jasmyn had in mind when she suggested a watch party for Bey's documentary, Homecoming, earlier this week.
Queen Bey herself ended up retweeting Jasmyn's suggestion for fans to all watch together Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET, causing Jasmyn -- and the entire Beyhive to freak out.
"I AM ON THE FLOOR!!!!! BEYONCE RTED ME!!! WHAT THE HELLLLLL!!!! I AM DYIIIIIINNNGG SEND HELP!!!!! I AM CRYIIIIIIIIIIIIING," Jasmyn wrote on Wednesday afternoon, hilariously noting Bey's usual lack of Twitter activity. "Y'ALL she don't be tweeting. She don't be RTing. Y'ALL!!!"
Fans now plan to come together to rewatch Homecoming, and tweet their thoughts with #HOMEcoming -- a nod to everyone's plans to stay home as a precaution against coronavirus. #HOMEcoming is already trending in the US; fans can follow along via Twitter's #HOMEcoming rewatch event page to see global fan tweets in real time.
Since being declared a pandemic last week, the coronavirus has caused many Hollywood productions, concerts, festivals and more to shut down or be postponed. See more in the video below.