The hullabaloo over Beyonce’s supposed skin lightening in L’Oreal Feria ads might have started last week, but it’s light years from over as far as I’m concerned. It’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t the first time that the Media Machine has been accused of making her look different: in 2005, it was her appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, and in 2006, it was both Beyonce’s weight and her skin color in comparison to Diana Ross. And now it’s L’Oreal.
After reading L’Oreal’s denial and seeing Beyonce’s pic gallery, it’s really a toss-up. Perhaps she was the victim of over-Photoshop (or just wayyy too much foundation, or bright studio lights, for that matter), but why isn’t anyone taking offense to her possibly brassy locks and straightened hair that she’s rocking with her caramel skin tone? Natural that ain’t.
Hopefully Beyonce isn’t looking for some time out from under the radar, because she’s not going to get it.