If there’s one thing a basher should be afraid of, it’s facing an entire crowd of supporters who could bring them down. Though not exactly a basher, fan site ‘The Beyoncé World’ posted un-retouched photos of Beyoncé, that led most of her fans to go on an outrage via Internet.
On February 18, ‘The Beyoncé World’ posted more than 200 alleged un-retouched photos, they claimed, came from Beyoncé’s 2013 L’Oreal’s Feria & Infallible campaigns. But fans were shocked to see the photos, which showed Beyoncé with the not-so-flawless skin many expected.
This led fans to protest about the photos, most of them done over Twitter. While some were shocked of how ugly Beyoncé looked and claiming that she is hardly recognizable, there are some fans who showed their appreciation of the photos and said that Beyoncé is merely human after all.
But due to the large number of the photos’ bashers, ‘The Beyoncé World’ decided to later remove the photos, citing that they do not want to cause further trouble and merely wanted to show that Beyoncé “… is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman”. Although, some sites like Complex and Gawker were already able to retrieve some of the photos.
As of the moment, Beyoncé has not yet released an official statement regarding the leaked, un-retouched photos.
According to MailOnline, L’Oreal was also previously accused of editing Beyoncé’s photos by whitening her skin for a Feria ad made back in 2008. In addition to this, a source for The Sun reported that in May 2013, H&M also tried to retouch some of Beyoncé’s photos for their Spring/Summer ad campaign. And when Beyoncé found out about it, she and her camp refused to have the retouched photos released, so in the end, H&M were forced to use the original photos.
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