about every day, we see a new “makeup-free” selfie from a celeb or
paparazzi shot of our favorite star walking around in sloppy clothes
looking “just like us.” But it’s NOT every day we see Beyonce — the
queen of all things #flawless — totally unretouched and flaunting less
than glowing, smooth, perfectly clear, and perpetually youthful-looking
skin! So when photos from a 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign depicting exactly that were leaked yesterday, it’s no wonder all hell broke loose!
Check out the pics in question, which were originally posted to The Beyonce World.
After fans went beserk, the site pulled the pics and posted the following statement:
Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos. We
don’t want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of
the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don’t want
any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that
our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular
Wild that something like these pics is enough to send fans into such a
tizzy! The rationale The Beyonce World gave for posting the photos in
the first place makes perfect sense. We should ALL — mega-fans or not
— be totally cool with the fact that Bey is “a regular woman.”
But this whole fiasco goes to show that far too many of us actually
prefer fantasy over reality. Especially when it comes to stars like
Queen Bey whose ethereal, effortless beauty we’d prefer to put on a
pedestal than see blown to smithereens.
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Ultimately, though, anyone who sees these images as an assault on an
idol needs to take a chill pill! The bottom-line is that she’s gorgeous.
And you can be gorgeous without being perfect or flawless. In fact, flaws add character and can make someone even MORE stunning.
But whatevs, BeyHive isn’t having it, so let’s all forget Beyonce is
human, alrighty? Cuz apparently, that’s just too tough a pill for some
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