Team Beyoncé is usually on top of their game, but we can only imagine their reaction when over 200 untouched photos from the singer’s 2013 L’Oréal Feria & Infallible campaign leaked, with Queen B looking less than flawless and more like a human.
It all went down Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, when one of Bey’s fan sites, The Beyoncé World, shared a slew of untouched photos. After the BeyHive went berserk on their own kind, the website decided to remove the images from its photo gallery and release a statement to calm everyone down.
“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,” the webmaster wrote. “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.”
Photoshop is basically a necessity for most, if not all, campaigns, so we can’t say we’re terribly surprised at how drastically different Yoncé looks in these untouched photos. So no matter how many times you want to boast that Mrs. Carter is above all and flawless, let these photos serve as proof that she really is just like you and me — and that’s a beautiful and humble message in itself.
It’s all silly and fun to go around saying that you woke up like this, but you know what? It’s also not reality. Beyoncé is a beautiful woman and like we’ve said before when Photoshopped thighs came into question, all she needs to be and look is herself.