Last night I saw the leaked pictures of Beyoncé’s untouched face and my first reaction is why would anyone do that? What are they trying to prove?
I’m not a fan of Beyoncé at all but no one can deny that she’s pretty and even the most beautiful person can look awkward in the wrong light and pose.
The facts are here is a woman who’s been the poster child for hair products whilst donning hair extensions so hey forgive me if I’m not surprised that the makeup adverts are touched up. She’s not the first and won’t be the last. It’s the way the industry works.
Nonetheless, what did it prove? That she has spots? An uneven tone? That she’s a normal human being? That she looks like all the women I see daily? Puurleeze people need to get a life and leave her be.
Of course there is the chicken and the egg situation where you wonder who is to blame – the fashion and beauty industry that perpetuates the perfect image or the model or celebrity that’s party to that or the consumers that’s crave perfection.
Leaving impressionable young girls aside, we now all know that airbrushing exists and no company is going to sell a product if the model looks ‘normal’. Or maybe then they’ll have to do some more work promoting the virtues of their products.
So I say big deal! It’s good that young girls know that there is no such thing as the perfect face or body. And any true fan of hers should be pleased she’s human and not some bronze goddess.
If I were her, I wouldn’t respond unless of course she feels her ‘perfect’ image has been tarnished and all her hard work has nothing to do with her success. Then yeah, sue away.