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Towson U. student starts Beyonce birthday movement

This could start something. Let's hope not.

A Towson University student, Twitter handle @michonjanieceIV, sent out a tweet Wednesday night politely explaining to her professor that she would not be attending class the next day, in honor of Beyonce's birthday.

"On September 4, 1981," the tweet reads in part, "The Lord blessed us all with the Goddess that is Queen Beyonce Knowles-Carter's birthday. Out of respect, I will not be attending class today."

@michonjanieceIV later sent out a second tweet, swearing that she'd meant to save her earlier effort as a draft, but sent it out by mistake. "I'm so embarrassed my professor probably thinks I'm ... crazy now!!!" she explained.

Unfortunately, the damage seems to be done. There's no word on whether @michonjanieceIV showed up for class or not. But her tweet has gone viral, and people seem to be picking up on the idea.

"That's crazy," tweeted one fan in response, "what kind of person would hold class on the Feast Day of Saint Beyonce." Added another, "You're my idol. Such devotion to the queen."

As of 2:30 p.m., a story about the tweet on BuzzFeed had been viewed more than 253,000 times.

Perhaps it would be best to put one's plans for next Sept. 4 on hold.


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