beyonce (as harlot)*That didn’t take long. And we’re not surprised.

That’s because if you’ve seen some the videos from Beyonce‘s new self-titled “visual” album (of 17 songs) or screenshots from any of the videos, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that she’s getting flack from individuals and groups asserting that she’s gone too far … she’s doing a Rihanna. And they thought she was better than that.

On social networking sites, some are referring to Bey as ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting’ for the provocative tracks, including songs titled “Blow” and “Drunk in Love,” according to News.com.

And yes, some are qu7estioning if she’s the right kind of role model for millions of young fans.

Queen Bey is also being accused of ‘cashing in’ on her one-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who is seen in one of the clips. Already some are petitioning YouTube, where the 17 videos can be seen, and iTunes, where the self-titled album of 14 songs can be purchased, to ban the explicit content.

Here’s what Vivienne Pattison, of pressure group Mediawatch-UK, had to say about the prject which reportedy sold 80,000 copies in the first 3 hours:

“This is such a shame to see because Beyonce didn’t get to where she is by jumping on the same bandwagon as Rihanna and people like that who we expect to be explicit and controversial. She was the one we always thought we could count on to set a good example and keep producing music with powerful messages that empowered women and girls. And I would have thought that a star of her magnitude wouldn’t need to do something like this. She has sold out and it’s really sad. Like it or not Beyonce is a role model and she needs to take responsibility for that. Especially as a mother herself, it’s very surprising that she would do this.

Another thing getting under some folk’s craw is Mrs Carter repeatedly referring to sex and alcohol and making frequent use of the word “bitches.”

One Twitter user wrote: “Jeez! Beyonce has left me flabbergasted. Like I never expected her to be this explicit.”

Another said: “The fact Blue Ivy has parts on Beyonce’s new album might be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard. Way to exploit your baby for money.” A third added: “Shame on you Beyonce.”

There’s lots MORE of this story at News.com.