Unretouched pictures of Beyoncé from her 2013 L'Oréal cosmetic campaign have been leaked online - and, boy, have they whipped up a firestorm.
According to the Mirror, over 200 photos said to be from the campaign were leaked to a fan site called The Beyoncé World on Tuesday. And, wait for it, they show the star may have been suffering from a little breakout. Shock, horror.
Unretouched pictures of Beyonce's 2013 campaign for L'Oreal have been leaked & the Internet has gone into meltdown pic.twitter.com/FyzF5QSxsj
- Pixie Tenenbaum (@PixieTenenbaum) February 18, 2015
In the actual ad promoting L'Oréal's Feria and Infallible products, Bey has been Photoshopped to look flawless. But the 'before' pictures show that wasn't quite how she turned up to set.
Unretouched photos of Beyoncé from a L'Oreal shoot have leaked. World goes mad. http://t.co/l2T2q3V9NU pic.twitter.com/S8Sq3CHr7O
- Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) February 18, 2015
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However, it doesn't seem to have bothered her loyal legion of fans, and many of the 'BeyHive', the collective name for Bey's followers, have come out in support of the star.
One wrote, "The worst thing about Beyoncé's leaked unretouched pictures is the make up. Apart from that, she looks great as usual."
The worst thing about Beyonce's leaked unretouched pictures is the make up. Apart from that, she looks great as usual pic.twitter.com/Z4KZpyfHrB
- Rebecca Anderton MUA (@rebeccaanderton) February 19, 2015
The unretouched Beyoncé pictures are beautiful can we take a second to remember that she's as human as the rest of us 👭👭👭👭
- Krumpette (@Rihanni_) February 18, 2015
And there are hundreds more just like it. Even The Beyoncé World took the images down straight away after seeing what a furore they caused. They said in a 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."
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