I know. It’s not pretty, but what you’re looking at is not just an un-retouched photo of the Queen herself. It’s an extremely close-up shot that would reveal even the Pope’s imperfections. Despite popular belief, Beyoncé Knowles is human ladies and gentlemen. She’s not—dare I say it—perfect. Get over it.
The un-retouched photos from Beyoncé’s 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign surfaced online earlier this week and the internet absolutely lost it; twitter mayhem—and it’s still going.
I’ve gotten more angry replies to me saying Beyoncé is “just a person” than I have for saying God doesn’t exist.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 19, 2015
Here are the pictures that have been leaked to prove that Beyonce is a human being. Shock horror… pic.twitter.com/N8dmPccSLk
— Lewis (@lewisbrend) February 19, 2015
— ISSA 3 (@MackNSweetJones) February 18, 2015
that's beyonce? oh wow. pic.twitter.com/kU8iMIx9VF
— Shyne Coldchain Jr. (@Smooth_Orator) February 18, 2015
But these people…these people know whassup.
hate when people tweet a picture of someone not looking their best to feed their own insecurities. Beyoncé is hot airbrushed or not. #haters
— Nala (@StephanieNala) February 19, 2015
I prefer Beyonce’s untouched photos. I like knowing a person has pores.
— Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) February 19, 2015
I love Beyonce but goes to show you not even celebrities are perfect. Embrace your beauty even w/o photoshop pic.twitter.com/yuC3tVhz0L
— Jessica Vanessa (@_JessiVanessa) February 19, 2015
“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.”