Beyonce mysteriously replaced with white person in 4 promo shots

By Aisling | January 18 2012 | 36 Comments

Photoshop?  Or just bright lighting?

Debate is raging over this promo shot for Beyonce’s new album.  Some say she’s betraying her race and others say no not at all – it’s just makeup and lighting.

Forget about the colour of her skin though – I don’t think the features look like her either.

Either way it doesn’t look a thing like Beyonce does it?

What do you reckon?

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36 Replies to "Beyonce mysteriously replaced with white person in 4 promo shots"

  • Rosie says:

    I think it is just really bright lighting, Beyonce’s skin tone isn’t that dark, she has the same skin tone as her mother. If you turn the picture around it definitely looks like her, it’s the pose and blond hair plus the lighting that make her look slightly different in my opinion!

  • Lorrrrrraine says:

    I wrote an article on this last October, it wrecks my head. When I was researching it, I was shocked at how common it is. Google any black celebrity and I guarantee you’ll find a picture where she’s unnaturally light-skinned. I hope Beyonce says something about this particular shot, it’s disgraceful.

  • Crystal E says:

    I actually thought it was Rihanna when I saw it. Probably photoshopped, I would think being as into image as Beyonce seems to be she would have vetoed such manipulation. Although I do have a Japanese friend with brown almost black eyes who did a photoshoot and his eyes appeared almost light blue and it was all done with lighting, so it can do some impressive things.

  • I don’t think it looks like her AT ALL! It’s not just the light skin but her face does not look like Beyonces! She looks like she is in pain!

  • She kinda looks like Rhianna there doesn’t she?

  • Niamh says:

    I would never have guessed that woman was Beyonce. In fact, I’m still not convinced it’s Beyonce. That’s more than a lighting thing.

  • Aisling says:

    I thought she was Rihanna when I first saw it too

  • Aifs says:

    I thought Rihanna too! Skin tone is one thing but I don’t think it looks like her face at all. Was it taken before she was pregnant?

  • carky says:

    Ah no that’s definitely Rihanna!

  • I’d say very bright studio lighting & a heavier-than-needed photoshop hand!
    I was aboutt o say she looked liked Rihanna but the others beat me to it ;)

  • Gonna go with the other girls. I also thought this was Rihanna.

  • Princess Lisa says:

    Would never have guessed that this was Beyonce and now that I know, I still don’t believe!

  • red*razors says:

    i read an article last night on the guardian online about it. the author says she can’t understand the uproar. dark-skinned people aren’t the same colour all year round, she herself is much darker in summer than in winter. it’s a bit unfair to call her a race traitor or whatever because of one picture. i don’t get the fuss, people in general are quite happy to accept celebrities changing other aspects of their appearance with make-up, photoshop, etc but if it appears to be skin colour there’s war. i agree it doesn’t look like her though.

  • Kaylooloo says:

    If Beyonce is in any way the positive role-model the media makes her out to be, then she should scrap these pictures. They’re retrogressive to say the least. Disappointing.

  • Banjaxed says:

    I can’t see any “Beyonce-likeness” in this picture at all! As everyone else has already said, it looks like Rihanna!

  • legalyblonde says:

    That is not Beyonce! It is definitely Rihanna…

  • LauraLou says:

    cant see rihanna in it at all, can see beyonce tho.. a white version haha

  • Breige says:

    Would never have guessed that was Beyonce and that’s not even because of skin tone. Just doesn’t look like her face

  • Shanna says:

    That’s not Beyoncé?! I’m surprised at her, to be honest. I can’t see Rihanna here either, to me it looks like a weird version of Mary J Blige. Just to confuse the whole lot.

  • emma says:

    Definitely looks like Rihanna…although the hair makes her look like something out of Coronation Street or a Carry On film!

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