Everybody duck for cover!The Beyhive is in a tizzy, and I’ll tell you why. Over two hundred untouched photos of the Queen Bey were leaked this week, and apparently fans didn’t think they were too flattering.
The superstar was taking pics for a L’Oreal campaign, and it seems that “somehow”, the pics were leaked.
Initially the pics went up on a fan site called The Beyonce World, but were soon taken down due to ummm…threats from members of the Beyhive. The nice people over at The Beyonce World released this 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 woman.
Of course, Beyonce fans weren’t the only ones who had commentary about the leaked pictures. Social media users and bloggers everywhere had some pretty nasty things to say. A lot of people said Beyonce “looked horrible” and one person even claimed they “choked on their tongue” when they saw the pics. Entertainment blogger Sandra Rose, who tweeted about Beyonce’s “flaws” and then accused her of being an alcoholic via her blog had this to say:
The same thing happened last week when supermodel Cindy Crawford’s untouched photos leaked. When it happened, everybody went just a LITTLE crazy. Or a lot crazy…I’ve seen a lot of crazy in my life, so I guess it’s all relative.
British journalist Piers Morgan says he doesn’t want to see untouched pictures of Beyonce and Cindy Crawford. He says he’d actually prefer them being “perfect…thanks.” The photos, that have caused a massive Twitter storm over the last few days, by the way, got me to thinking. I find all of this incredibly interesting. We live in a society where everything is overdone times 10. We accuse the Kardashians of being fake, men tell us that they like their women natural…women who wear too much makeup and too much weave are looked down upon and condemned for not being their natural selves…but yet and still, we’re HERE. Talkin’ about Beyonce. What message are we sending to young girls and women? That these images are…UGLY? Cuz they ain’t. Like, far from it.
When pics like these are LEAKED and everyone can see these women for who they truly are, people somehow have a problem with it. These women are literally being BULLIED on the internet for being…normal.
So my question is, what do we REALLY want from women? Do we want them to be as “natural” as we say we do? Why do we shame women for having “flaws”? What’s the big deal?