‘Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter tour poster features a blonde weave with blue roots’ links

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  1. gogoGorilla says:

    I don’t mind the poster, other than the very clear and ridiculous amount of photoshopping on her lower body. Just check out the pic with the leather pants – THAT is what her lower body looks like.

    Also, where is the Bermuda triangle of thigh light? Aren’t we also supposed to believe she has one of those?

  2. Reece says:

    And today’s Airbrush Award goes to…

  3. cumber says:

    I have a strong feeling that they will divorce in less than 5 years from now.

  4. Agnes says:

    Oh, because her daughter’s name is Blue… I get it. Hahaha! (sarcasm)

  5. Stuart Horsely says:

    Yeah, ha, and “I had a baby, just like you.” Not. Far too egotistical to carry a baby to term and risk ruining her figure. What a crock.

  6. marie says:

    are those the faces of Beyonce? I will say I like her shoes..

    James Deen made me laugh while the Bobbi Kristina message made me tear up a bit..

    • DreamyK says:

      Love James Deen.

      Is this the first time we’ve actually heard someone verify that LiHo is a smoking crack? I know we joke about it, but I don’t recall someone who has worked with/for her actually verifying/witnessing her doing crack.

  7. Samigirl says:

    I really, REALLY am not trying to offend anyone by this, but is trying to look “white” considered attractive to African American women? Some women are naturally light, but I don’t see why darker women (Bey, NM, etc.) use so much makeup and photochop to make themselves lighter. Own your color. Same goes for white women in the tanning bed, btw. I just…IDK, I don’t get it. (I also don’t tan, so maybe thats why.)

    • Erinn says:

      I was wondering the same thing Sami, and I was afraid of insulting someone accidentally. There’s been other photo shoots where Bey has really adjusted her skin tone and hair… I mean if she wants to do that power to her. I just didn’t know if it was a ‘thing’. But again, I say this as someone extremely fair skinned and who refuses to tan.

    • HotPockets says:

      I’ve always thought the same thing about Beyonce. She had a nose job early in her career and has been doing the blonde weave since her solo days, not to mention how much they lighten her skin color in ads and photo shoots. I feel like her handlers push this false image so she has more mass appeal, which is sad and very transparent. It’s well known that Hollywood embraces you more if you have a lighter complexion. I always liked that Solange didn’t play the game like Beyonce does.

      I didn’t want to offend anyone on this issue either, but you can’t help but notice it.

    • A says:

      Here we go…I hate that we police women like this. Beyonce is a free woman. If she wants to dye her hair platinum blond, who am I to shame her? Do I think it looks good? Not that white shade, no.
      Would I want to dye my own hair blond? No.

      I’m just sick of everyone telling black women what we can or cannot do, and no, I don’t think they lighten her shade.
      She is naturally lighter skinned, I’ve seen her childhood pics, add to that the fact that black people tan and get lighter during different seasons,depending on the weather and different lightening in photos and there you go.

      Did she or did she not have a nose job? Who knows? I feel like most females in the entertainment industry has had work done. Many jewish actresses have their noses done but no one talks about that as if they are somehow embarrassed by their ethnicity.
      I think it’s the blond hair that throws people off and makes her look brighter.
      And I don’t like the tone in your comments as if she is ashamed of her heritage just because she has light hair. That is what I mean with the whole policing women (especially black women).

      I just feel like a lot of times people project things on “women of color”. No one says these things about white entertainers who dye their hair black – Are they wanting to be Asian?

      • HotPockets says:

        A, I am not judging Beyonce because she enjoys coloring her hair, I am more so faulting the entertainment industry for it’s lack of diversity. Beyonce has a very controlled image, I highly doubt she has much of a say even when it comes to her hair color/style, so it bothers me that her label and handlers try to project a Step-ford like image of her. Many people have addressed this very issue, even Tyra Banks, who said that her skin color was always being lightened for photo shoots and magazine covers to make her appear less black. Hollywood is very racist and this isn’t so much an issue of her wearing a blonde weave, it goes much deeper than that.

      • Nev says:

        WORD.

        everybody can do whatever they want to!!! whether it looks good or not is another issue.

        if ANYONE (including beyonce) hates themselves because they are too black or too white or too ethic or not ethnic enough…they need to look at that…but STYLE is open and free to be…so go ahead.

      • A says:

        I was responding to Sami’s comment.
        It’s not always that deep, sometimes a woman just wants to switch her hair color.
        I agree with you on the lack of diversity and racism, all I am saying is, it’s not always the case and I feel that sometimes there is a lot of projection and lack of knowledge going on.
        I am about Beyonce’s skin shade and like every human being out there, I tan (some burn I know) and to be accused of skin bleaching is way cray!
        That said, I know that sometimes they lighten their cover stars so they appear lighter, again, sometimes it’s just plain ol’ lightning and not that deep. I feel like we all need to be careful of not getting upset over something that might be innocent.
        I feel like the blond hair is Beyonce’s shtick and has been for a long time.

      • Jaquebelle says:

        Amen!!! Only when a black woman does any alteration of her appearance does it become an issue or political!!! Almost every woman on some level has altered their appearance. Curly-haired women want straight hair. Straight-haired women want curly hair. White women have been wearing weaves for ages, w/out others feeling a need to attach non-existent attributes of them wanting to be something else. In other words, as an African-American woman I can rock straight hair w/out any REMOTE desire to be Caucasian. Yes, it is indeed quite possible.

        While I cannot personally vouch for Beyonce’s beauty regime, I do know that the sun’s rays also effects our skin tone and is NOT restricted to white skin!!! I am more or less the same shade as Beyonce and am much lighter in the winter months, as opposed to being darker during the summer months. No skin bleaching involved and hidden desire to be anything other than what I am. Tired of this crap from both w/in and outside of the black race. I don’t consider whiteness the height of beauty and believe God made each and every one of us uniquely wondrous. L*O*V*E*D your response!!! One love.

      • HK9 says:

        So, what about all those ladies who spray themselves orange and are bottle blonde, with implants/fillers in their lips and their ass?????What are they trying to do exactly?? Are they Beyonce in reverse? :-)

        Stop trying to put people, be they black or otherwise in a box ok? They are more than a colour, they are human and have a right to express themselves as they please even though it makes you uncomfortable.

      • Samigirl says:

        @A, I’m not entirely sure what “tone” you’re talking about, if you are pointing that at me. I simply pointed out that while some women are lighter skinned, she seems to get a LOT of photoshop done to make her look lighter. You can see here:

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/17/beyonce-skin-ligthening-ad_n_1210377.html

        Now if that is her asking for it, or the companies wanting it done, I have no clue, but we cannot deny it happens.

        It was a simple question, that many others are curious about as well. I’m not policing anyone. I am not putting her down, and I certainly am not attacking. I honestly want to know why people do this. And, if you read the entirety of my initial comment, I want to know why it happens with white people as well. Katie Price, Courtney Stodden, J-Woww and Snookie…all of them are a very peculiar shade of orange and it’s deemed attractive and even the norm in society. I can’t tell you how many times I get an “OH MY GOD, ARE YOU SERIOUS” when I tell people I don’t go to the tanning bed or get spray tanned. I don’t dye my hair, and with the exception of a few tattoos, I don’t modify my body from the way it was made.

        My question was asked in pure innocence, so please don’t take it as more than that.

        Edit: A new outfit or hair do is style, making your skin lighter? That’s just self conciousness and mutilation.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        “No one says these things about white entertainers who dye their hair black – Are they wanting to be Asian?”

        That’s a false eqivocacy. Black hair occurs naturally in the Caucasian community. Blonde hair doesn’t occur naturally in the African American community.

      • A says:

        MorticiansDoItDeader – No, it’s not.
        There are black people who have naturally blond hair, but it’s rare. Just as rare as white people having naturally black hair.
        Black hair is actually rare, I have only seen East Asian people have naturally black hair (no brown shade, just pitch black). And actually that’s why there is the highest and strongest bleach, it’s meant for East Asian hair who have black hair and lots of red pigment.

      • flan says:

        I agree with you that we shouldn’t police women.

        The problem is that it’s not just women like us that tell other women what’s beautiful. There are photographers, editors, agents etc, who all work hard to make celebrities as thin looking as possible, and sometimes as light as possible.

        There are white people who turn up their nose for anyone who isn’t white. There are afro-american people who are nicer to the child with whiter skin than to her darker sibling. And in Asia, some people tease their classmates if they are darker than they.

        Beyonce and other artists don’t live in a vacuum, where every change in appearance is something they do just for themselves. They are encouraged to change themselves to look desirable. For white celebrities, this is mainly about weight, but for those with a darker skin, often the pressure to look lighter is added. That’s what’s problematic and sad here. And one of the reasons I don’t buy photoshop magazines anymore.

      • Leen says:

        Flan – it can also work both ways. I’ve been teased as a kid cause I was too light for my Arab classmates. Not everything is about whiteness you know.

      • flan says:

        I actually did not say or even suggest that white people can’t be bullied by others, you know. I only described why there is pressure in the US (where Beyonce is from) for darker skinned women to look lighter.

        I’m sorry I did not also acknowledge your case in commenting on Beyonce’s case, but I’m glad that gave you the opportunity to be indignant on your own behalf.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Sami – I am with ya girl. I’m in the camp of ‘I just dont get it.’ Like, why go for skin bleaching, fake blonde weave etc.? It’s just so try hard when it seems like the “strong black woman” persona she puts out would embrace her natural assets. But I am also w you, bc I am white and dont tan or have bleached out hair..so… it just comes off as insecurity and of trying to ‘fit’ a certain image. I think also, the public is a bit intrigued by an exotic look, which she achieves with the altered features and constant abuse of Photoshop on her pics.

      • A says:

        Skin bleaching? No amount of skin bleaching can make your skin look like that. Skin bleaching is dangerous and makes your skin look ashy and uneven. I sincerely doubt she has done that, especially since she’s already very light skinned. Plus there are tons of pics of her tanning and putting on bronzers to make herself darker.

        I feel like a lot of times white women get irritated when black women dye their hair blond. Beyonce can pull off the dark honey toned blond. And the “strong black women” thing is so stupid and needs to stop. We are women, we feel, get hurt, are vulnerable, innocent, like every other women, we’re not always “strong” and I feel like that label is so…I don’t know, inhumane sometimes, and I never hear it about anyone else.
        ugh.

      • anonymous fan says:

        I totally agree Samigirl and EmmaStoneWannabe you two are white women but you stated it perfectly!I have said that Bey has had alot of skin whitening,nose jobs,lypo,and she probably even thinned her lips somehow.She does not look the same way she looked even 3 years ago.Nikki Minaj,Rihanna and Kerry Washington are all skin bleaching and they weren’t even dark to begin with!It is crazy that in this day and age that black entertainers feel like they need to skin bleach.She was so light at the Super bowl I didn’t even recognize her.I don’t care about her dying her hair blonde,she likes the street walker look.But what does it say to young black women when you lighten your skin.

      • HK9 says:

        Just so you know, Asian women (from China straight through to India) are famous for bleaching their skin. They have whole cosmetic lines dedicated to it. Do you say to a Japanese girl when she’s buying her skin lightening treatment from Shiseido why are you ashamed to be “darker” skinned? Just think about it…..

        I’ve got 3 shades of foundation and four shades of concealer because my skin gets lighter in the winter and darker in the summer. I’m not just one shade of brown, and I never will be. So I’m guessing Beyonce isn’t either. (please understand I’m not a fan of Bey, I’m just tellin’ you the truth)

        Personally, a blond wig with blue roots is not for me,(and neither is bleaching my skin for any other purpose than to deal with my acne scars) but I’ve come to the place where I don’t make far reaching judgements like “they are ashamed of who they are”, I’ll just make a short reaching judgement of “Dear God, it looks bad” like the shallow person that I am. :-)

      • A says:

        anon….I feel like you are not entirely serious, but I’ll bite.
        Black women are human, and do not all look the same. Beyonce’s childhood pics should confirm that she has not “bleached” her skin. Some of us do have straight noses (Hello East Africa!) and thin lips. And we are also of various different shades.
        I feel like I am stating the obvious, but some people seem to think we only come in one look which is disturbing in itself….
        I’m sure some have altered their faces, who hasn’t in Hollyweird? All I am saying is, it’s not always the case and to accuse someone of something as serious as skin bleaching, which is dangerous and hardly effective, is just crazy.

        And no, I do not see a difference there, how are you supposed to see a difference in skintone when it all depends on what season it is? It’s like *blank face* Seriously? Black women are human….seems like some people forget that.

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Skin Bleaching…
        Beyonce:
        http://iconichipster.com/wp-content/uploads/BeyonceWhite.png

        http://www.wendymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/beyonce-white-skin.jpg

        Minaj:
        http://knoji.com/images/user/rowanman28/nicki-minaj-skin-bleaching-dadc6a2f.jpg

        Rihanna:
        http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8OAM-2xIci0/T_pTsiVaVAI/AAAAAAAAA-k/Qh7kxUAYcPo/s640/skin-bleaching-rihanna.png

        Plenty of evidence out there that some kind of lightening/bleaching process not only exists, but is sought after – esp by these popstars. This is not a seasonal color variation, or lighting or photoshop (as argued on here lol). My question is: why do they feel the need to push this image of much lighter than their natural tone? Oh and why the need to try to convince us it’s not really happening? Most of us here are not blind, dumb or crazy.

      • A says:

        EmmaStoneWannabe – Is that supposed to be “evidence”? That’s me Summer-Winter. Again, black people are *human*, we tan, we get pale when it’s cold(er).
        Do some proper research on our skin and realize we do not stay one shade all the time, just like white people, we get darker and paler depending on season and lightening.
        And again, no amount of skin bleaching can make your skin look like that! To get an even complexion like that you need it naturally. Skin bleaching makes your skin ashy, and uneven and is dangerous. it never looks healthy like these women’s skin.
        Plus, both Rihanna and Beyonce lay out in the sun and put layers of bronzers on, clearly, if anything, they wish to be darker.

      • DGO says:

        @ A Says – Beyonce was never that white. People can claim all they want that her childhood pictures show her a lighter shade but they truly don’t. She’s done something to lighten her skin.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @A, black hair is not rare in the white community. In fact, my husband’s entire family has jet black hair. My mother, who’s Latina, also has straight black hair, black hair is pretty common in all races. I have yet to see a black person with naturally blonde hair and I stand by my claim that it was a false equivocacy.

      • A says:

        And I stand by my comment….It is indeed rare for white people to have jet black hair. I have met black people with natural blond hair, it is also rare.
        Latino you say? What kind of Latino? Latino is not a “race”. Most latinos are in fact mestizos and dark brown hair is not uncommon among them.
        Facts speak for themselves, and they say it is rare for white people to have jet black hair naturally….but as we all know, the “white” label stretches to include all kinds of people these days, especially when birth rates drop.
        I stand by what I said when I wrote that East Asians have pure jet black hair and that is why there is an extra strong bleach for their type of hair, can’t remember what nr (ask any professional
        hairdresser).
        Dark brown hair does not equal black by the way.

      • su says:

        ‘strong black woman’ dont wear blonde weave? how in the HELL would you know, i am so SO sick and tired of white woman policing the bodies and choices of black women. emmastonewannabe, you do not know what it ids to BE a black woman, you will NEVER know and furthermore it isnt your place to know, your opinion on HOW a strong black woman should behave is forever irrelevant.

    • RHONYC says:

      oh Samigirl…you done did it now. let the onslaught ensue. :lol:

      • Samigirl says:

        I know, I know. I didn’t wake up planning to be controversial today! =)

      • V4Real says:

        Here’s the onslaught…. just kidding. I get what you’re saying Samgirl but I don’t think Bey wearing a blonde weave is trying to give the appearance of wanting to look white. I don’t know much about her skin bleaching rumor, so I will not comment on that. But we can’t say Bey is trying to look white because she wears her hair blonde and got a nose job. A lot of white women have gotten nose jobs, changed their hair colors and wear weaves as well. I think it’s more of a fashion preferrence for Bey.

        I am a light skin Black woman with Native American descent. In the summer my skin can become a bit darker without tanning, but becomes a shade lighter in the Winter. I have been a red head, brunette as well as blonde. That’s not because I was trying to look white, I just went through various style changes.

        I am not saying this to defend Beyonce, if you have read any of my other post you’ll see that I can’t stand this insufferable human being. But I won’t go as far as of accusing her of trying to look like another race. Bey has always been fair skinned. I don’t like the photoshop either but mags do it with all races. There are Whits celebs that may even appear to look a shade lighter or darker on magazine covers so we can’t just accused the Black celebs of having their appearances altered. Look at the singer Ciara; she also wears her hair blonde at times, I don’t think she does it to appear white. Mariah Carey goes from brunette to blond as well.

        Now I know a few years back “Cover Girl” got into some hot water for airbrushing Beyonce so much that she was almost the complection of Jessica Chastain. It was also heavily rumored that before Bey signed the contract with them she had to promise not to alter her looks; interpretation, don’t get a tan. But just know not every woman of color is going to settle for the Viola Davis/Angela Davis natural look. We like variety as well.

        BTW you’re not controversial, you were just stating your opinion and you’re entitled to it.

      • A says:

        Sami, you are not being controversial at all…I just don’t get how some people see her skin (which changes depending on the weather, black people tan too) and say she is bleaching her skin.
        Like I said earlier, I’m sure magazines have lightened her skintone before, but keep in mind, she is already very light skinned and depending on the light I’m sure she can look even lighter.

      • Erinn says:

        My problem with this is that every turned into attack mode. It wasn’t as if Sami just made a flippant comment like “Why is Beyonce trying to be white?” or something ridiculous like that. It was an honest question, and she even stated that she was trying not to be offensive.

        Then people started saying she was putting people into a box, saying Beyonce was ashamed of her heritage, and all that jazz. It got kind of mean. Which is why people tend to be afraid to ask these honest questions.

      • A says:

        Where and when did anyone attack Sami?

      • A says:

        I don’t see where anyone attacked anyone….I think people have been civil and tried to explain things carefully so to not upset anyone because sometimes things read harsher than they actually are.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @a, “Hispanic and Latino Americans refers to an ethnolinguistic group[5] in the United States with origins in the countries of Latin America or the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal), more generally it includes all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino.”

        Don’t argue semantics with me. I’m Hispanic/Latina and White. Grandmother was from Andalucia Spain and grandfather from Cuba. My mother has a dark complexion and black hair, My father is White Irish. I’m actually pretty offended that you’re questioning my ethnic authenticity by bringing semantics into this. Should I ask you about your ethnographic background?

        Oh, and your theory is absolutely incorrect. “Black hair is the darkest and most common color of human hair globally. It is a dominant genetic trait, and it is found in people of all backgrounds and ethnicities. The range of skin colors associated with black hair is vast, ranging from the palest of white skin tones to a tan olive complexion to dark brown skin. Black-haired humans can have dark or light eyes.

        Outside of Northern Europe, where the blond mutation originated, most humans are black-haired.[2] Black or extremely dark brown is likely the original hair color of homo sapiens, and is found in its greatest distribution in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, pre-colonial Australia, and the pre-Columbian Americas. Among Caucasians, black hair is particularly common in people of Southern European, West Asian, North African, and South Asian descent, and much less so in people from Nordic countries. It is notably concentrated among Celtic peoples of Europe. For example, the western Irish are particularly noted for their curly, jet-black hair combined with either dark (such as brown) or light (such as green, gray or blue) colored eyes. Irish people with these traits are known as the “Black Irish”.

        Black hair comes in a variety of textures. Many people of African or Melanesian origin have afro-textured hair, while straight black hair is common in Asians and Native Americans. Ethiopians have wavy or straight hair. Curly or wavy hair is common among black-haired Caucasians, as is straight hair.”

    • Kim says:

      Why do white women inject collagen or fillers into their lips ? Are they trying to be …? Are they ashamed….?

    • Samigirl says:

      Nobody attacked me, and I don’t feel attacked! I just wanted to make it clear that I meant no harm. I also don’t care about her hair color, that’s not the issue for me. I just don’t understand why her people or these magazines PS her skin tone to death. Love her or hate her (I’m kinda meh), she’s a gorgeous woman and doesn’t need to change her skin tone to prove it.

      • lena80 says:

        @ Samigirl, Don’t feel bad for asking an honest question. Colorism is a real thing and there are different degrees of it. I don’t believe Beyonce bleaches her skin, her complexion is the same from when she was a kid and light skinned blacks get darker or lighter depending on sun exposure like everyone else. I think people have to remember that at the end of the day Beyonce is collecting a check…meaning Pepsi has the FINAL say on how their pictures look. Plus we don’t even know the lighting techniques used for the photo shoot. I think Brown/Black women get an unfair shake with this because it could simply just be the lighting. The biggest indicator that Beyonce is fine being Black for me is the fact that she married a Black man with typical African features that are deemed unattractive by European standards…and she has a baby with him.

      • ViktoryGin says:

        I just wanted to add my two cents in to the end of this discussion.

        I would first like to state that whenever Beyonce or any celebrity does a photo shoot for any company or organization, unless otherwise stated in her contract she has no say over the finished project. Those photo campaigns are the sole property of whichever company is seeking he endorsement. Beyonce has gotten into hot water before over the FACT that her skin has been lightened in various photo shoots, most noteably L’oreal. I don’t know how much she and her people are able to influence the final product, but it is very obvious to the onlooker that signigicant retouching has occured to alter the appearance of her skin tone.

        Now, L’oreal has a rather dubious reputation in the makeup world for continuing to test on animals and for, more noteablly, racist practiices. A few years ago they lost a lawsuit in France for the wholesale refusal, by virtue of executive mandate from up top, to hire non-white demonstration models to peddle their Garnier shampoo (Garnier is one of their many concept lines). So, I was not surprised one damn bit that the powers that be at the corporation decided “tweak” her photos as such.

        I guess what I’m saying is that Beyonce may not entirely be to blame, though that she decides not to speak out in opposition of it (similar to Kate Winslet complaining when magazines magically shave 20 pounds off of her ass) is telling.

        These money-grubbing motherf*ckers constantly transmit the message that we aren’t good enough and don’t really offer products for women who are darker than Beyonce herself (the lightened version, of course), but they sure as hell want our money.

        @ A

        How a black woman decides to wear her hair should be an issue of personal style and discretion irrespective of sociological implications. But the fact is that it is not. The reality of the history if blacks and straight and/or colored hair has been intrinsically tied to ethnic imperialism. Unfortunately, straight or blonde hair on a black woman does not exist in a vacuum. I, myself, have been natural for close to 8 years; and I’m debating going straight again out of sheer boredom. Not because I want to be white, yet I know that that decision is connected to a larger history and has implications that have nothing to do with me. It’s just the way it is.

    • JanMa says:

      IF there were just a few women in the entertainment industry who were considered “as beautiful” as the big trendsetters but also happened to have very dark skin or afros or features considered “black” then the choices would be more equal. Fact: an extremely high percentage of women who are acknowledged as universal “beauties” tend to have certain traits in common, like long hair, light or golden brown skin (heavily creamed coffee just becoming marginally acceptable now) and sculpted noses, and those traits happen to be far away from traditionally “black” or African features on the spectrum. As a result, anyone who “lightens”, “weaves” or “thins” is seen as uncomfortable with their own race when they may simply be following trends set by the industry makers. Young black girls, like gays and lesbians or anyone else who doesn’t conform, know what it is like to live in a world that somehow doesn’t reflect you and how important it is for some people to be their authentic selves. Sadly, celebrity is all about packaging and seldom about authentic it and it just so happens that right now the packages look pretty much the same. Hopefully a time will come when standards of beauty won’t be so narrowly defined and women will truly be free to decide whether to weave or not to weave without it becoming a bigger statement than just fashion. If you think that day is already here, I dare say you are not a young, dark girl.

      I won’t knock Beyonce for those styling choices. I can, however, knock her for allowing herself to be presented as fake and photoshopped and underdressed and adding to the images the entertainment industry is feeding my young daughters about womanhood and standards of beauty that are unrealistic for most people (black or white or any other color). Do they always have to be half dressed with their mouths hanging open and their eyes glazed over like they are nothing but sex objects in these photoshoots? Always?

      • Jane says:

        She is doing what so many women in Hollywood do. I don’t know from skin bleaching (she would have to be dipped into a vat of Clorox to get as light as she is in those ads, so I say photoshop) but why do women in show business dye their brown hair blond (no matter what the race), put in extensions or weave (again race not important), why do they get lip injections, butt implants, wear god awful fake tanners. I think folks that look orange or perpetually tanned are just as guilty as Beyonce for “changing” her skin tone artificially.

        Women have been changing their looks to be either the “cute, blonde girl next door” or America’s sweetheart, or a blonde bombshell (Monroe, Mansfield, Anniston, Beyonce and others I probably don’t know) all had brown hair, but get all kinds of complements for their fake blonde hair. Why don’t natural blondes dye their hair brown? Blondes have been built up to be the ideal (at least in American entertainment). There is a fake sense of beauty and now with acceptance of changing your natural appearance so that one size fits all–you can have straight blonde hair and have a straight nose no matter what your race (and an awful lot of caucasians have had nose jobs too, so again, not race specific).

        The entertainment industry has ruined the idea that women can be beautiful at all ages, all weights, all skin tones, except in a few cases (Mirren, Streep). If not, why don’t Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson (who is now famous for being thin with long extensions, not acting or singing), and the other dark skinned, or not skinny actresses (no matter what the race) get the best jobs.

        Beyonce just wants to stay popular, just like all the others, white or otherwise and she is not doing what the others have not been doing for years, but getting no grief for it.

      • HotPockets says:

        Very well said JanMa and I think this is the real issue at hand. It’s this ideal image this is projected that starts in the mass media, then is consumed by the viewers. I work in cosmetics and skincare and I can’t tell you how many times, black, Asian, and Indian women come in wanting their skin to appear lighter, whether it be through “brightening” creams or makeup. I’ve been asked many times to apply the foundation shade I wear on a dark complected woman so she can look lighter, and I am very fair.

        Women constantly see and want to imitate what we think is the standard of beauty, so what bothers me about the Beyonce ad is that she appears almost Caucasian, but this is nothing new for Beyonce. There has always been controversy about her appearance in ads, and the fact that her skin is lightened up for almost anything she is in. I don’t understand why the entertainment industry can’t embrace a dark skinned woman and in return, it only ads to the insecurities we face.

    • Zada Green says:

      The media’s ideal is white, blonde, blue eyed, and skinny. That’s why female stars of all races change their appearance to further their careers. Obviously black women stereotypically are the furthest away from the “ideal” image, so the changes are more obvious and harmful e.g. chemical hair straightening, skin bleaching, etc.

      Beyonce clearly plays this game hence why she wore her natural hair and hair colour and tanned her skin (she’s naturally light, but not THIS light…) at the start of her career. Now she’s aiming outside the black community, she’s happy to adapt accordingly.

      Black women can say it’s about choice, but I don’t see any other group change themselves as much. We’re pressured–mostly by other black people–to make these changes. Why else would we chemically burn our children’s scalps and skin? That’s by choice? No. Most black women feel they have no choice. Make the changes or don’t find a man, get hired, be accepted.

      Yes, I am a black woman.

      • T.C. says:

        +1

        Beyonce is light but not that light. Her face was powdered and photoshoped to be almost the same color as the white blond hair. Her hands and legs are shades darker. Pepsi is trying to appeal to the mainstream where White skin, Blonde hair, blue eyes and skinny body is the standard of beauty no matter your skin color. Beyonce knows this and has played up to that image for years. Marilyn Monroe did the same thing with bleaching her hair and wearing face powder to keep the constant creamy white skin look. America loves their blonde bombshells.

      • DGO says:

        It’s not just the US that idealizes the blonde beauty. I hate it – not the blonde beauty – but the fact that they want everyone to blend into this beige sameness. Diversity is beautiful, and every single ethnic group has its beauties. That should be celebrated, not put into one big melting pot.

      • jaimie says:

        There may be some black women who do things to their hair and/or get colored contacts for the purpose of trying to look white, or because they think it’s the only way to get a man. But that shouldn’t be the assumption EVERY time, for ALL black women. As one who has been on the recieving end of that assumption, it’s annoying because it’s not true. And I’m a very forthright person about what I do and don’t want. The other reason why I find it annoying is because it unententionally tells society that the white woman should have slightly more leeway to do as she pleases with her looks than the woman who is black, asian, or of any other ethnicity, which places a race-based limitation. I’ve never bleached my skin and I don’t have a desire to make my nose, lips, or butt smaller, but I do like to play with my hair. My grandmother assumes that I’m ‘trying to pass for white’, as she told my mother last year. I guess it’s a generational thing. Since Grandma is 80 and lived in a time where the racism against us was heavier (not that I’m naive enough to think it’s gone, as I’ve seen it myself) maybe that’s why she sees it as me somehow not being comfortable with my race. I’m just an experimental person.

    • OMSS says:

      Personally I think she actually tans to get the skin-tone which she had when she first became successful. She lived in Texas for all her life, so of course she will appear darker then than she is now! She is naturally light, people. Her skin colour changes are not even that dramatic.

  8. Jel says:

    Ughhh… I’m so tired of her. And the “Everything BLUE” theme… Barrffff!!!! She has to be the the MOST overly photoshopped celeb of all time. Different body , different akin color… Everything! Zzzzzz

  9. DeltaJuliet says:

    I think that is the stupidest, most self-centered concert name I have ever heard.

  10. Ms Kay says:

    - A massive no to the wig and photoshop, she doesn’t pull the pin-up look at all.

    - Awww Keanu Reeves (had he been 20 years younger he’d have made the perfect Jon Snow, same old one dull facial expression and all…)… well hey I have very old Converse sneakers, the used to be white and now they are grey/brown-ish from all the music festivals, booze, house parties, barbecue parties, unfortunate weather and other mud bath… 10 years later and still going strong!

    - RiRi, I will wear her collection the day I have no shred of dignity left and/or someone dug up some serious dirt about me and blackmails me.

  11. Dizzle says:

    The blue roots will probably spark some kind of illuminati symbolism rumor.

  12. Kim says:

    Love ya B I’ll be at the show in Dallas dressed in Blue, Haters gone hate.

  13. Green Is Good says:

    Why is Bey featured in Loreal hair color ads, since she wears wigs, extensions, etc.? It’s obviously not her real hair. What kind of endorsement is that?

  14. Jane says:

    First words out of my mouth: “Ok, you need to stop.”

  15. blonde on the dock says:

    Just my opinion. I dont think black women look good with blonde hair. And I agree with the comment above. White people dont look good when they tan to the piont of looking like a burnt steak. That’s not to say I dont get a bit of a tan but one can take it too far.

  16. Eleonor says:

    Naomi is priceless. I love that crazy bitch.

  17. Patrice says:

    That “around sexy times” pill would literally just be taking a low dose morning after pill after evey time you uh, get down :) I’m not perfect at taking it myeslf when I’m single, but how hard is it to take the regular old pill within the same hour every day? mean, according to that article, SEVENTY SIX pecent of women who have terminated pregnancies have admitted to being “inconsistant” while taking their pills. How can you expect any contraception to do its job if you’re not even using it properly! *Hand to forehead*

  18. j.eyre says:

    Beyonce – love the wig, I would wear it. I think hair and color will be the theme for a the b-day party I am throwing this weekend.

    Russell and Samantha – OMGsh! He’ll break her (but what a way to be broken, amiright?)

    Keanu – oh Keanu. Forever dong. And he brings Jackson presents? Love *sigh*

    The beaches – *double sigh* I can think of a pair of arms I would like to be lying in on one of those beaches.

  19. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    She looks like Crackin

  20. e.non says:

    how soon before she has slams a copyright suit against crayon … she appears to be taking ownership of the color…

  21. Agnes says:

    I have to defend the platinum blond dye jobs, ladies. I had one in college and loved it SO much. Ah, those were the days. :) (My natural hair color is very dark brown.)

  22. xoo says:

    Is jessica alba doing something else than visiting every frickin fashion show?? No matter in what city or when the fashion week is, jessica is there.. I know a mom need time for herself but flying to paris for boring fashion shows??

  23. RHONYC says:

    the Naomi link is AFTERNOON G-O-L-D!!!

    highlights where she gave us the following:

    min 1:18 ‘crocodile tears Naomi’, followed by THE best “Bitch Puh-leeze” stank eye given by Karolina. HA! :-D

    min 3:35 ‘high-falootin Naomi’ giving the same look that she probably gave that poor assistant after clocking her. like “and what? you peasant, hmp!” :lol:

    min 3:55 ‘imma-straight-up-cut-a-bitch-wit-my-shoulders-to-win-this-sh*t’ which she devilishly really means. :evil:

    her brand of crazy is veeery intertaining to watch. ;-)

  24. emma says:

    stupid poster. is that pepsi? sigh.

  25. Marianne says:

    I dont think she chose the blue roots because of pepsi. I think she chose it cause her daughter’s name is Blue.

  26. Thiajoka says:

    I love it that Beyonce managed to stand by our president throughout two campaigns, yet it took this thread on Celebitchy to start a political argument. Ironic. Hell, let her do what she wants–she still looks better than most of us ever will. And the blue is possibly because of her daughter’s name?

  27. Mila says:

    Naomi and Keanu Reeves links in one day. Earth is going to explode.

  28. Nev says:

    This blonde wig business is a big play for everyone to talk about the new pepsi ad…and it seems to be working.

    budget.

  29. Madison says:

    I thought it was Rita Ora at first glance.

  30. Original Me says:

    Ugh, I’m not a fan of Beyonce and JayZ. SO full of themselves. I’m tired of her stupid “Mrs. Carter” shtick. STFU.
    Yes, she can sing and she is gorgeous but I hate her squatty dance moves and face pulling. She has no grace at all. That is all. I have the flu and I am grumpy.

  31. Really says:

    Holy hair / skin lightening controversy! Consider me the minority- meh about B but I think the blue roots are original and I like it! The mrs carter tour is cute. They were so private about their relationship for so many years. Now they have their daughter, perhaps she can finally stand out as his wife? Even though she is obviously extremely successful in her own right, it’s like a bit of a joke. Interesting and I like the advertising here.

  32. elceibeno08 says:

    Beyonce probably wishes her body actually looked like in the ad. Years ago photoshopping was not something to be proud in advertising. They kept it a ‘secret’ in a manner of speaking. Nowadays they don’t care. They photoshopped the heck out of everything and they don’t try to hide it. They hire high school students to do the photoshopping

  33. natalina says:

    Sorry Bey, never gonna be a blonde

  34. Sunlily says:

    Umm, it doesn’t even look like she dyed her roots blue. It looks like a photoshop filter, which is why she looks tinted blue all over. SMDH

  35. MrsGrapevine says:

    I love this look on Beyonce, but unfortunately this means I will see several women trying to rock the same look, and sadly it will look very different on them.

    Then their will be green roots, and so on and so on.

  36. Hipocricy says:

    Beyonce’s constant skimpy clothes has tamed her sexiness. She is very beautiful but doesn’t ooze sexiness the way she used to when she actually had more clothes on.

    I think that is the problem with today’s female singers. they show so much, EVERYTIME pushing the enveloppe that at some point, they could even be naked on stage and it will become blasé.

    I also find her more beautiful, more exotic looking with darker hair. Don’t know why women tend to become blond even when they look better as brunettes. Angelina Jolie, Hunter Taylo pre surgeries, Courtney Cox, Lynda Carter, Halle Berry, Stacy Dash…brunettes have that natural sultriness and felinity…Beyonce lost that when she became ultra blond.

    As for L’Oreal and other major beauty brands, they should just use models like Liya Kebede, Noémie Lenoir and Doetzen to represent their hair products. Those models have notoriously pretty hair and give more credibility to the brand than a singer known as the queen of weaves.

    • TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

      sign on Those models should also grace mag coves not the same twenty celebutards; Today’s pop stars are too filled with narcissism (swifty lady gaga, fakeyonce,etc.) to make decent music; and this trick is so overexposed and generic Is there anything real about her other than her greed – I can’t see how her fans can’t or won’t see this. She will never become a legend, Jimi Hendrix,Miles Davis, yes, but you need talent and actual music, and her toy music won’t make the cut.

      • su says:

        funny how this ‘overexposed celebutard’ is cosigned by the GREATS and MANY of her own peers; Tina Turner, Patti Labelle, PRINCE, whitney houston, Mariah carey MICHAEL JACKSON and others…but of course, she untalented right? Just call your hating what it is, HATING, because none of your points are rooted in reality

    • su says:

      i dont understand, saying brunettes are sexiers makes no more sense than saying blondes are sexier. what is the point you are trying to make?

  37. Kelly says:

    Looks awful, I do not know if she could be more annoying. Is she being ironic or funny with the name of her tour? This isn’t the 1950s.

  38. bullpin says:

    The ad looks like crap.

    The end.

  39. Wu says:

    Forget the photoshopped picture, why does she need to be guided by a random man in a suit with her husband behind her? She seems disoriented but the shades are hiding her eyes that really tell the truth… you guys, I feel so sorry for this woman!!

  40. dagdag says:

    I actually like the pepsi pinup. Like those in the fiftieth. The problem I have, I did not recognize B. This photoshopping is ridiculous.

  41. NeoCleo says:

    Why does she rarely dress with taste? She’s got the looks and the money. It boggles my mind.

  42. SydneySpy says:

    I’ve just spent a laughingly, leisurely hour reading all these posts. Boy, could I rant right now! Thankfully, most of we Aussies are very laid-back and generally couldn’t give a fat rat’s arse about these over-indulged, overpaid, over-publicised celebrities. Most. Beyonce’s fame and publicity bores me to tears. Her singing is no better than many, many other’s and everything sounds the same, and she can’t dance for shit. Sure, she’s reasonably attractive, but so are millions of other women who don’t have the luxury of squillions of dollars, on-call stylists, make-up artists, hairdressers, photographers etc etc. In short, she’s nothing special and hopefully, she’ll decide it’s all too much and just fuck off. She acts like she and hubby invented copulation and conception. I can’t stand the minger.